SASTM utilizes instruments that effectively provide sound wave feedback to the doctor regarding the size, depth, and extent of scar tissue or fascial restrictions. Patients often feel or hear a “crunching.” This is scar tissue. Over the course of treatment, the crunching will decrease as the tissue becomes healthier.
Scar tissue is often an underlying component to injuries, whether the injury is acute, chronic, traumatic, or overuse related.
Fascia is a thin layer of tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and nerves. If this tissue becomes restricted, several problems result. For example, two muscles that should slide independently from one another could stick together. Not only will these two muscles have to work harder, but surrounding muscles will also have to compensate. Thus, a complex injury results from one simple fascial restriction.
Breaking down scar tissue and fascial restrictions is often a necessary step to fixing an injury. SASTM instruments have proven to be beneficial.