ERGON® TECHNIQUE is an innovative treatment approach combining static and dynamic soft tissue manipulation with specialized clinical equipment, aiming to treat soft tissue restrictions.
Ergon IASTM technique is mostly based on the theoretical background of:
a) transverse friction massage, as described by Cyriax.
b) fascial treatment theory of Ida Rolph and like other tissue mobilization techniques, its primary goal is to dissolve adhesions and loosen trauma-induced scar tissue, as well as recover the elasticity of connective tissue through its re-injury and reconstruction.
More specifically, Ergon IASTM techniques can:
a) reduce accumulation of scar tissue after an injury,
b) reduce the stiffness of already formed accumulations of connective tissue, and
c) facilitate the healing of chronic overuse injuries, by causing controlled micro injuries and linear tissue reattachment.
IASTM treatment also leads to a change in the microvascular morphology and hyperemia, as well as increased fibroblast recruitment and activation, an adjustment that leads to the regeneration and restoration of the injured collagen.
These techniques are applied in specific points of soft tissue adhesions which, upon release, improve the functionality of the area of the body, in the space of merely a few session.
The therapeutic effect of ERGON® TECHNIQUE is sustained for many days afterwards, and when combined with other treatment techniques (stretching and functional stabilization techniques) can even become permanent.
This particular technique allows ERGON®-certified therapists to:
a) assess with precision myofascial areas of high sensitivity, and b) restore biomechanical function of joints by dissolving adhesions, regaining normal myofascial rolling and reducing muscle spasm and pain.
This is a technique based on research data going back many years, and evidenced by clinical practice of specialized physiotherapists.
Through the soft tissue techniques of ERGON® TECHNIQUE, the therapist will gain the ability to effectively:
- Assess potential fascial dysfunctions,
- Approach, in a therapeutic manner, areas that cannot be easily reached by human fingers,
- Intervene on stiff tissue,
- Restore the joints range of motion within the space of a few treatment sessions,
- Produce controlled and targeted re-injury in cases of overuse injuries (tendinopathy – injuries due to overuse),
- Accelerate tissue healing by activating fibroblasts,
- Treat the majority of musculoskeletal and sports injuries,
- Apply functional rehabilitation techniques,
- Apply combined techniques (ERGON ®TECHNIQUE and kinesiotherapy)
Ergon Tools applied with special Ergon Techniques can:
a) detect and release – loosen scar tissues, adhesions and fascial stiffness,
b) increase localized perfusion, and
c) decrease muscle tone and muscular pain.