Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) uses stainless steel tools with beveled edges and contours to conform to different spots on your body to allow for deeper penetration. It is used to find and treat soft tissue disorders.
The ergonomically designed instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue because your physical therapist can find and treat restrictions with an appropriate amount of pressure.
By stimulating local tissues, excessive scar tissue gets reabsorbed, creating a cascade of healing to remodel your soft tissue structures. Adhesions from surgery, repeated strain, immobilization, or other mechanisms break down to allow you increased function again.