What is Fascial Abrasion and what are the potential benefits?
The Fascial Abrasion Technique involves the use of a tool to break down scar tissue and resolve fascial restrictions. Fascial abrasion technique is used to treat painful conditions resulting from injury or overuse disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, cervical and lumbar strain, tendonosis (Achilles, rotator cuff) patella-femoral knee pain and tennis and golfers elbow.
What is involved?
A specially designed instrument, known as the Fascial Abrasion Technique (FAT ) tool is used to both identify and to treat areas of fascial restriction. The contoured shape of the instrument allows clinicians to use the tool to scan the body and locate the presence of fascial restrictions. The same instrument is then used to apply precise pressure to reduce fascial tension.
How does it work and why is it effective?
Fascial abrasion provides a controlled micro trauma that stimulates specialized nerve endings in the skin and fascia that help to normalize fascial tone. The FAT-Tool can also be used to treat scar tissue that may be causing pain or limiting motion. It can also be used to stimulate a local inflammatory response that supports rebuilding of injured soft tissue.