What is Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization is a manual therapy treatment technique that utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to assist in detecting and treating areas exhibiting scar tissue, soft tissue restriction, adhesions, and chronic inflammation. Using these instruments a shearing stress is applied to the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) in order to enhance the body’s healing response. IASTM is relatively gentle and has been found effective for use after acute injury and for chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
IASTM is Indicated to Treat Injuries Such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Iliotibial band syndrome (IT Band)
- Achilles Tendinitis and Chronic Ankle Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints