From Rehab to Performance Recovery: IASTM in Treatment and Recovery – Rick Daigle, PT, DPT

From Rehab to Performance Recovery:

Incorporating Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization in Treatment and Recovery

Rehab professionals have utilized Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) for years as a treatment modality to provide novel sensory input, reduce pain and improve mobility.  While active movements are the gold standard in musculoskeletal patient care, improving soft tissue mobility with IASTM can help patients progress in their rehabilitation more efficiently.

After rehabilitation,  IASTM can be a powerful tool for athletic recovery. Improving superficial circulation, stimulating a neurophysiological response, and reducing tissue soreness can help athletes recover from their workout or sport quickly and safely.  In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll discuss some of the best practices for using IASTM in the clinic and how to incorporate it into an athletic recovery program easily.

Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate between potential mechanical and neurophysiological effects of IASTM.
  2. Implement IASTM as a part of the rehabilitation plan.
  3. Design an appropriate recovery plan for post-workout or athletic events.


* This webinar is intended for Healthcare Professionals. 

About the Presenter:

Rick Daigle, PT, DPT

Rick graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons University in 2006 and brings a wide range of experience as a clinician and educator.  Rick is a Partner and Chief Clinical Officer for Verktyg, LLC, a therapy product company focusing on IASTM tools. He is also working on his Doctor of Education at the University of St. Augustine, emphasizing teaching and learning combined with educational leadership.  Rick is passionate about teaching clinical excellence and helping foster student learning from a critical thinking and humanistic standpoint.  Clinically, Rick is an orthopedic and sports medicine therapist with a broad background in clinical leadership.  Rick and his wife Cassie reside in Oregon with their son Keegan and five rescue dogs.