Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a form of therapy that uses specially designed surgical stainless steel tools to decrease pain and improve range of motion and function more efficiently.
Why is IASTM so efficient?
The tool, in the hands of a skilled professional, allows the provider to get an increased vibratory sensation in the tissues, alerting us to potential scar tissue or tight fascial bands that require more attention. Then we use the tool in the same way we would use our hands for manual therapy, applying pressure and directional force through to improve movement and function while decreasing your pain and inflammation.