In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or ...View Article
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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM is a non-invasive manual therapy approach that is performed with a special designed instrument or tool typically of stainless steel. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate myofascial restrictions and attempt to break up scar tissue and adhesions. IASTM enables effective treatment to areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration with the appropriate amount of pressure.
The introduction of controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue structures causes stimulation of a local inflammatory response and facilitates healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur.