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Soft Tissue Release with an Instrument

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What is Instrument Soft Tissue Release?

Instrument (Assisted) Soft Tissue Release (ISTR) is simply the use of a tool (usually stainless steel) to massage your muscles and connective tissues.  We use ISTR because the pressure is more firm and consistent than our hands.  Depending on the area we’re treating, ISTR can be a more effective choice.  The bonus to using ISTR is that it saves our hands a little bit!

Why would I get an ISTR treatment?

It is just another treatment option, to accomplish the same goals as other techniques such as manual therapy.  We want to release tight and painful muscles, decrease muscular pain and improve mobility with ISTR.  We always combine hands-on techniques like ISTR with therapeutic exercise for long term improvements!  The ultimate goal with all of our treatments is to get you back to your normal daily activities and help you accomplish your goals.

Is ISTR painful?

This totally depends on the amount of pressure being applied and how sensitive the area is to begin with.  Our physiotherapists gauge the ISTR treatment to match your comfort and status of your injury.  Some pain is usually expected but we can decrease our pressure to make it less painful, if needed.

Are there any risks to ISTR?

The risks are very low and your therapist is very well informed as to when and when not to perform ISTR.  Instrument soft tissue release is similar to a massage, we just use a tool to do it!

Who performs ISTR?

All of our physiotherapists perform ISTR as a part of a very comprehensive treatment.

Our Physiotherapists Perform ISTR

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Vivian Overton

Physiotherapist

Vivian graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2010. She moved to Calgary and has worked in private practice in Calgary since January of 2011 (Maximum Potential Physiotherapy since 2013 and Country Hills Physiotherapy since 2016). Vivian has a large focus on assessing and treating the body as a…

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Matt Wylie Physiotherapist

Matt Wylie

Physiotherapist

Matt graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta after completing an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Originally from the Okanagan, Matt was drawn to the mountains in Alberta to pursue competitive cross-country skiing, staying in Alberta to pursue his education. Matt grew up playing…

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Brittney Grant Physiotherapist Maximum Potential Physiotherapy

Brittney Grant

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Brittney is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program from the University of Alberta. Prior to her graduate studies, Brittney completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. During her Master’s degree, Brittney completed additional courses…

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