What is Instrument Assisted Soft-tissue Mobilization?
Instrument Assisted Soft-tissue Mobilization or IASTM incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions of the muscle, tendon and ligament, and their connective tissue, that affect normal function.
What are the instruments?
The instrument is stainless steel and is shaped to mold to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, and maximum tissue penetration.
The instrument, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments does not compress, as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, the instruments significantly enhance what the human hands can feel.