• 2 October, 2020

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a modern form of traditional Chinese medicine. IASTM is a non-invasive treatment where a therapist uses uniquely designed stainless steel tools to break down scar tissue. Similar to how a comb works out knots in your hair, these tools are used to release tissue abnormalities. These tools are uniquely designed with specific edges to mobilize soft tissue and decrease adhesions in the area.

IASTM enables therapists to efficiently locate and treat soft tissue limitations. This allows the therapist to mobilize one layer of soft tissue on top of the other layer by causing the adhesions to break up and aid the healing process. IASTM is a popular procedure due to its effectiveness and efficiency. Many of our patients see results in a couple sessions. It has been proven to increase healing response time, decrease scar tissue, increase blood flow and strengthen tissues. Adhesions within the soft tissue may develop as a result of surgery, immobilization, repetitive tasks or repeated injury.

Our therapists assess a patient’s condition by reviewing a patient’s medical history, doctor orders, office notes and diagnostic test reports, as well as by evaluating limitations of strength and range of motion in order to determine the most appropriate treatment plan of care.

For more information about IASTM or to make an appointment with a Physical Therapist contact
Pro Motion Rehab today.

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