What is IASTM?
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations (IASTM) are instruments utilized during manual therapy by highly trained therapists to address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions. This form of manual therapy is found to improve range of motion, decrease pain, and improve muscular control.
Using hand-held instruments, IASTM clinicians scan over the skin to find soft tissue problems. The application provides small vibrations which allows the clinician to discover the location of the scar tissue or restrictions. Further pressure and techniques are then used to break up the restriction to help the patient recover range of motion and functionality.
Graston® is one of the types of IASTM that we offer at Arizona Manual Therapy Centers. It consists of six ergonomically-designed stainless steel tools.
Am I a candidate for IASTM?
IASTM is an effective treatment option for a variety of conditions including (and not limited to):
Many patients report increased range of motion and reduced pain after the first IASTM treatment. IASTM has been proven successful in reducing problems from surgical and traumatic scar tissue, achieving great results with pain control and rejuvenating joint, ligament, tendon and muscle flexibility.
Please call 480-629-4606 for more information on IASTM or to request an appointment.