Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Physical Therapist use their hands to increase blood flow and break up restrictions in injured soft tissue, however, fingers alone can’t detect deeper levels of soft-tissue restrictions. Because of this, handheld tools were created to perform instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization or IASTM for short. Read our blog entitled “Why You Want Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy”, click here.
Two Main Functions:
- Break up abnormal densities in tissue, such as scar tissue
- Re-initiate first-stage healing in the body.
The types of conditions that respond best:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- IT band syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
“I had pain in my right knee for the past two months but within my first treatment I was able to go up and down stairs with reduced symptoms, it was incredible”