Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM stands for Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and it’s a manual therapy technique that involves the use of specialized tools to address soft tissue dysfunction. This technique is often used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals to help patients who suffer from chronic pain, range of motion issues, and musculoskeletal injuries.

The IASTM technique involves using various handheld instruments made of stainless steel, plastic, or other materials with specific shapes and edges to apply targeted pressure and manipulate soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These instruments allow the practitioner to break down scar tissue, adhesions, and other fascial restrictions that can limit mobility, cause pain and inflammation, and impede healing.

At Martvic Exercise Therapy Centre, IASTM is considered an excellent treatment technique because it offers several benefits to patients, including:

  1. Improved Range of Motion: IASTM can help to break down fascial adhesions and scar tissue that can restrict joint mobility, leading to improved range of motion and reduced pain.
  2. Reduced Pain and Inflammation: By breaking down adhesions and scar tissue, IASTM can help to reduce pain and inflammation in affected areas.
  3. Accelerated Healing: IASTM can stimulate blood flow to damaged tissues, promoting faster healing and tissue repair.
  4. Non-Invasive: IASTM is a non-invasive technique that can provide similar benefits to more invasive treatments like surgery, without the risks and downtime associated with those procedures.
  5. Personalized Treatment: IASTM can be customized to suit the specific needs of each patient, making it a highly effective treatment option for a wide range of conditions.

Overall, IASTM is an excellent treatment technique offered at Martvic Exercise Therapy Centre because it is safe, non-invasive, and highly effective for treating a wide range of soft tissue dysfunctions.