Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
What is IASTM?
IASTM a.k.a. “ instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization,” is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools. The most effective for a IASTM is stainless steel, which smart tools are comprised.
Smart tools were developed to assist in effective treatment of additions and scarring brought on by surgeries, injuries, and overuse of muscles. These tools assist Dr-Ryan to effectively treat patients with less fatigue, and more comfort to the patient. These tools enable Dr-Ryan to create a controlled inflammatory process which will allow the tissue to begin the healing process, breaking down scar tissue/adhesions in the troubled area, and accelerate the healing process.
Treatment effects of IASTM:
- Break up abnormal densities in tissues.
- Stimulate the nervous system
- Re-initiate first aid healing process in the body via proliferation
Smart tools IASTM aim to treat the following tissue extensibility dysfunctions (TEDS):
- scarring and Fibrosis
- fascial tension & densification
- neural tension
- muscle shortening
- neurologic restriction
- trigger points