Do soft tissue work and manual therapy techniques leave your hands aching at the end of the day?
Pain in the thumb resulting from overuse is the second most common reason for a physiotherapist or chiropractor to miss work. Using a tool to perform Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) gives the practitioner a mechanical advantage that decreases the amount of strain and fatigue put on their hands.
If you are looking for an alternative method of performing manual therapy that minimizes strain on your hands consider giving IASTM instruments a try.
Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA. Thumb pain in physiotherapists: potential risk factors and proposed prevention strategies. The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2002; 10(4): 206-217.