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Robyn Pester Physical Therapy is a certified provider and instructor of Fascial Abrasion Technique in  Eugene.

Fascial Abrasion Technique (FAT) specifically targets and loosens the fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects us from our toes to our head, surrounds our muscles, provides significant sensory feedback from structures called proprioceptors, and is responsible for both quality and quantity of movement.

Exercise tends to squeeze water out of the fascia, leaving it with areas that may become stiff and brittle as well as vulnerable to injury.

Fascial abrasion Tools
Fascial ABrasion Technique Iliotibial Band
Fascial ABrasion Technique Iliotibial Band
Fascial Abrasion for plantar fasciitis
Fascial Abrasion for plantar fasciitis
Fascial Abrasion Technique for Achilles
Fascial Abrasion Technique for Achilles

How Fascial Abrasion Technique Works:

The FAT tool is unique in that it has a textured surface that helps lifts up the fascia and quickly teases loose the adhesions. This  allows the fascia to return to a more resilient and healthier version of its previous self. It never leaves bruising and is a light technique that is comfortable to the client.

Developed by Sports Track & Field Chiro Dr. Mark Scappaticci  in 2007, the Fascial Abrasion Technique has become one of the go to soft tissue treatments for both professional and recreational athletes to recover, stay healthy and perform at their best. 

Fascial Abrasion Technique entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. When combined with active motions by the client, it is highly effective at improving mobility, proprioception and mobility.

This promotes blood flow, faster healing, increased proprioception and improved motor control.  

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What body parts are treated?

FAT can be used to treat pain and other symptoms caused by injury or damage to:

  • Fascia. This is fibrous connective tissue that protects and supports muscles and organs throughout your body. Inflammation across a band of fascia tissue can cause extreme pain and stiffness. Plantar fasciitis is a common fascia tissue condition.
  • Major muscle groups. Strains and pulls from overuse or trauma can affect any of your major muscle groups. This includes muscles in your neck and shoulders, back, and hamstrings.
  • Tendons and ligaments. Tendons connect muscles to bone and ligaments connect bone to bone. Injury to either can cause pain and decrease range of motion. 

Common Conditions Fascial Abrasion Technique is Used for:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Metarsagia
  • Shin Splints
  • Runner’s Knee Pain
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Hamstring Tendonitis
  • Quad/Hip Strains
  • Lowback and Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder impingements
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow.
Achilles Tendonitis
Graston ankle lower leg

Benefits of Fascial Abrasion Technique:

FAT offers many benefits for anyone who has pain and other symptoms caused by soft tissue injuries either from sports, overuse, or trauma.

Benefits include:

  • Increased mobility
  • Increased motor control
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved circulation/blood flow
  • Faster recovery

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