Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists among other health care professionals use their hands to move tissues, break down scar tissues and assist the healing of the injured area. These practitioners commonly use instruments designed to mobilize soft tissue. The technique is referred to as IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) Graston, M2T blade, EDGE, and many other devices are a few examples of IASTM. IASTM is an innovative technique and is used to treat pain and decrease tightness in tense muscles when conventional massage therapy and manual techniques such as Soft Tissue Mobilization and ART are not enough to resolve the condition. Using mobilization tools allows deeper tissue to reach and targeted treatment. When it comes to treating fascia, scar tissue or fibrosis, IASTM is one of the best treatment options. Our physiotherapists commonly use IASTM for treating patellofemoral syndrome (also known as knee Chondromalacia) when the knee cap loses its movement and the cartilage starts to break down. The use of this tool stimulates the regeneration of damaged cartilage and collagen.
IASTM: Manual therapy refers to any treatment technique when a practitioner uses hands-on techniques to treat health conditions and includes different forms of manual techniques such as:
IASTM works well for the following conditions: