The procedure uses instruments to mechanically stimulate soft tissue structures to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and improve overall mobility and function. In other words, IASTM is a common term that describes the use of a range of ergonomically designed tools to enable clinicians to detect and treat soft tissue pain, injury, and dysfunction.
arco is a complete system of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, or IASTM for short, and is a combination of fascial and neuro-muscular release techniques using the arco2 tool and bar.
The arco tools have been designed so that they are not only effective but also comfortable to use by an experienced practitioner and by patients. They boast fascial and Ischaemic /neuro-muscular release edges to treat patients effectively.
The arco tools are investment cast in 316 surgical grade stainless steel and hand finished to a high polish. They are robust and give the practitioner the desired ‘feel’ that is needed from assessment to treatment.
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Jimmy Michael is a specialist musculoskeletal Osteopath who holds BSC (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science and Osteopathy. As a senior lecturer with OMT training he runs courses for such organisations as the NHS, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC and Crystal Palace FC. He also lecturers internationally on various topics such as Osteopathic Articulation, Spinal and Peripheral joint manipulation, Medical Acupuncture and advanced soft tissue techniques.
BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, BTEC Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage, Dip. Medical Acupuncture
Giles Gyer is a specialist musculoskeletal Osteopath, and a senior lecturer with OMT training. Giles lectures for a variety of professional sports teams and manual therapists worldwide in a variety of manual therapy techniques. He covers topics such as; Osteopathic Articulation, Osteopathic Spinal and Peripheral Manipulation as well as advanced soft tissue techniques as well as medical acupuncture/dry needling. He is internationally published in the topics of medical acupuncture/dry needling and Osteopathic Articulation techniques. BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Dip. Medical Acupuncture, Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Dip. Medical Acupuncture, Dip. Sports & Remedial Massage