What is it and what is it used for? Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or IASTM is a method of working muscle, ligament, tendon, and connective tissue to release tension and adhesion's and allow normal movement and motion.
At Kevin Snider Physical Therapy we use the finest stainless steel instruments for specific mobilization of the effected area(s). This technique is ideal for use in injury's such as chronic muscle strains, sports injuries, repetitive work strain, tendinitis, and post operative rehabilitation. IASTM is a very versatile tool that enables the patient to heal at an increased rate and allow return to activity. This may be an appropriate component in your rehabilitation program while at Kevin Snider Physical Therapy. Below is a video briefly explaining and showing a form of the technique.
If you suffer from any of the conditions noted or feel that this may be a helpful in your rehab stop in to a PT office and see if it may be appropriate.