Intrument Assisted Soft
IASTM (Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) is a non-invasive treatment has been proven effective for a number of chronic soft tissue conditions including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis, IT Band Syndrome, Shin Splints, Knee Pain, and Hip Pain.
IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. This controlled micro trauma to the soft tissue structure induces stimulation of a local inflammatory response. In addition, adhesions are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur
As with any manual therapy treatment, supplementation with exercises and additional modalities e.g. joint mobilization designed to correct biomechanical deficiencies by addressing musculoskeletal strength and muscle imbalances throughout the entire kinetic chain should be used in conjunction with IASTM.
The following conditions have demonstrated noted improvement with the use of IASTM:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
IT band syndrome
Strains (spinal and hamstring)
Tendinitis (wrist, rotator cuff, patellar, Achilles)