Soft Tissue Mobilization

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a type of soft tissue treatment designed to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. The technique is usually performed by using a stainless steel instrument and an emollient (a type of lubricant). The instrument is then worked back and forth across the tissue of involvement until the desired effect is attained. This works by restarting the healing process in the body producing increased blood flow which then delivers healing substances to the site of treatment. IASTM is particularly useful in treating smaller areas in the hands and feet where a doctor may find it difficult to utilize other types of manual therapy. It can be utilized to decrease the stiffness of scar tissue after an incision (surgical scar) or an injury such as a sprained ankle. IASTM is used to treat these conditions we have listed and many more. Chronic soft tissue injuries cannot be healed overnight but in conjunction with home stretches and exercises IASTM can help accelerate the healing process.