Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization or IASTM is one of many tools a therapist can utilize to help restore normal tissue function and promote healing.  Using specialized tools, IASTM helps a therapist to treat fascial restrictions, scar tissue, and chronic inflammation by stimulating a local inflammatory response.  Studies have shown that the use of IASTM improves a patient’s ROM, pain level, and scar tissue density.

Utilization of IASTM as an adjunct to strengthening and other manual techniques including joint mobilization or taping is geared towards a patient restoring their normal function.