(INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization or Simply IASTM is a tool which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. 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. On the cellular level benefits include increased fibroblast proliferation, reduction in scar tissue, increased vascular response, and the remodeling of unorganized collagen fiber matrix following IASTM application. Clinical benefits of IASTM include improvements in range of motion, strength and pain perception following treatment.