IASTM (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

IASTM is a manual therapy therapy technique that utilizes specially designed stainless steel tools to assist in detecting and treating scar tissue, soft tissue adhesions and or chronic inflammation.

Treatment Benefits

  • Improve Mobility
  • Mobilize muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Decrease pain
  • Stimulate recovery & rehabilitation

Common Conditions IASTM is used to treat include;

  • Tendon Issues such as golfer's or tennis elbow
  • Chronic muscle and ligament strains
  • Excessive scarring
  • Running injures: Plantar Fasciitis & Iliotibial Band issues

What to Expect with the Treatment

IASTM is relatively gentle and has been found to be effective for use after acute injury as well as with chronic conditions. Redness at the treatment area is normal and some susequent bruising is not uncommon. Most patients report that the "Scraping" feels good! We often times combine IASTM with Kinesiotaping for added therapeutic benefits.