Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization or IASTM, is a technique performed with ergonomically designed instruments designed by Rockblade that help treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.
The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of micro-trauma-inducing pressure.
The introduction of controlled micro-trauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of a local inflammatory response, and initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue, resulting in a remodeling of affected soft tissue structures.
Adhesions within the soft tissue that may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down, allowing full functional restoration to occur.