Research

The Effects of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Tissue Flossing, and Kinesiology Taping on Shoulder Functional Capacities in Amateur Athletes

Basketball player - The Effects of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Tissue Flossing, and Kinesiology Taping on Shoulder Functional Capacities in Amateur Athletes

The use of novel soft tissue and neuromuscular techniques improves strength and functional performance of the dominant shoulder, improving the shoulder functional capacities in amateur overhead athletes short and long term.

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Soft-Tissue Techniques in Sports Injuries Prevention and Rehabilitation (book chapter)

sports rehabilitation massage

This chapter analyzes the therapeutic effects of massage, IASTM( ERGON instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization), elastic ischemic bandages (Kinetic flossing) and cupping therapy presenting recent scientific evidence on their effects on the soft tissue’s dysfunctions of the human body and various pathological conditions.

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Combining targeted instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization applications and neuromuscular exercises can correct forward head posture and improve the functionality of patients with mechanical neck pain: a randomized control study

ERGON TECHNIQUE therapy for neck pain

Combining IASTM and exercises for the cervical and thoracic area can induce positive postural adaptations and improve the functional status of neck pain patients.

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The Effects of Massage, Iastm and Foam-Rolling on Skin Thermal Adaptations of Muscles of Different Perimeter and Subcutaneous Fat in Young Basketball Players

Foam rolling of gastrocnemius and quadriceps in comparison to IASTM-ERGON TECHNIQUE

Muscle surface temperature increase is more significant and lasts longer in IASTM therapeutic interventions compared to those including massage or foam rolling.

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Treatment of scalene muscles with the ERGON Technique can lead to greater improvement in hip abduction range of motion than local hip adductor treatment: A study on deep front line connectivity

Scalene muscles ERGON IAST TECHNIQUE therapy

The application of the Ergon technique on remote parts of the deep front myofascial line may lead to a significant increase in hip abduction ROM compared to local hip adductors treatment. Authors: Dimitrios Kazakos, Alexandros Liapis, Konstantinos Mylonas, Pavlos Angelopoulos, Anastasios Koubetsos, Elias Tsepis, Konstantinos Fousekis Published: August 2020

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Posterior thigh thermal skin adaptations to radiofrequency treatment at 448 kHz applied with or without Indiba® fascia treatment tools

Radiofrequency treatment at 448 kHz can induce and sustain significant thermal skin adaptations reflecting an increased blood circulation and metabolism of underlying tissues.

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Effects of three different application angles of instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization on hamstring surface thermal responses

No significant differences are observed between IASTM applications on the hamstrings at 60° and 90°angles.

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The effectiveness of Ergon Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, foam rolling, and athletic elastic taping in improving volleyball players’ shoulder range of motion and throwing performance: a pilot study on elite athletes

Ergon® IASTM treatment is more effective on increasing hip ROM compared to foam rolling and stretching, irrespective of the treatment application site.

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Can the application of the Ergon® IASTM treatment on remote parts of the superficial back myofascial line be equally effective with the local application for the improvement of the hamstrings’ flexibility? A randomized control study

Irrespective of the site of application, either in the upper or lower part of the SBL, Ergon® IASTM treatment may lead to significant increase in hamstrings’ flexibility.

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The effect of three different angles of application of Ergon® IASTM technique on hamstrings thermal skin responses

Hamstrings sustain significant thermal skin adaptations when adopting a high angle of Ergon® IASTM technique applications (>60o).

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INDIBA® activ radiofrequency treatment at 448 kHz and INDIBA® Fascia soft-tissue treatment procedures can induce significant thermal skin adaptations that remains for a prolonged period

Significant thermal skin adaptations lasted for a prolonged period over 2 hours.

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Hamstrings thermal skin adaptations after 10 minutes treatment with INDIBA® activ radiofrequency treatment at 448 kHz and INDIBA® fascia treatment

INDIBA® activ radiofrequency treatment at 448 kHz and INDIBA® fascia treatment induce and sustain significant hamstrings thermal skin adaptations.

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Treatment of the trunk and lower extremities with Ergon® IASTM Technique can increase hamstrings flexibility in amateur athletes: A randomized control study

Ergon® IASTM technique offers effective treatment for improving hamstrings flexibility in amateur athletes with hamstrings shortness.

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Treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy with Ergon® IASTM technique and neuromuscular control exercises: A case study

Ergon® IASTM technique therapy offers significant decrease in pain and increase in shoulder ROM of internal rotation in supraspinatus tendinopathy.

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Treatment of shoulder myofascial trigger points in amateur athletes with Ergon® IASTM Therapy, cupping and ischaemic pressure techniques: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Ergon and ischaemic pressure treatment can serve as a first treatment option for Sports Physiotherapists when they manage shoulder MTrPs in amateur athletes.

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Treatment of adhesive capsulitis with Ergon® IASTM technique and stretching exercises: A case study

Compared to stretching exercises, Ergon® IASTM technique is more effective in rehabilitation of patients with adhesive capsulitis.

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The acute effects of Ergon® IASTM therapy on superficial back myofascial chain flexibility: A comparative study regarding the site of the treatment

Ergon® IASTM therapy is effective for improving the SBL flexibility immediately following treatment.

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The Effectiveness of Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique (Ergon© Technique), Cupping and Ischaemic Pressure Techniques in the Treatment of Amateur Athletes΄ Myofascial Trigger Points

Ergon© IASTM technique can serve as a first treatment option for sports physiotherapists when they manage Low-back MTrPs in amateur athletes.

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Aggressive musculoskeletal physiotherapy: Should we treat pain with pain?

Pain is not a sign of recurrence of injury and non-hazardous for the rehabilitation process of the injuries.

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Aggressive massage techniques can accelerate safe return after hamstrings strain: A case study of a professional soccer player

Αggressive massage techniques can shorten time of absence from sports after hamstrings strain.

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