Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (i.a.s.t.m)
Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (I.A.S.T.M.) effectively breaks down myofascial restrictions and scar tissue. This technique uses stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The introduction of controlled micro-trauma initiates re absorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur. IASTM decreases the overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent..