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.