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WHAT IS IASTM?

WHAT IS IASTM (INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT-TISSUE MOBILIZATION)? 

  • IASTM refers to the use of a specifically crafted therapeutic tool to perform work on fascia and other connective and soft tissue.

  • These tools are designed to allow for optimal pressure to be placed over a smaller surface area.

  • This design reduces friction and allows for more precise work in the detection and treatment of dysfunctional areas that cannot be replicated with your fingers, hands, knuckles, or elbows.

  • Using the IASTM tool on a dysfunctional area triggers an acute inflammatory response that facilitates and initiates a natural healing response.

  • As the pain and symptoms are controlled through IASTM, your therapist will then take you through a corrective exercise program to address the underlying cause of the painful condition that triggered the painful response.