Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

At Beyond Limits Physical Therapy, we are the experts in finding the root cause of your pain and treating the source so that you can find true healing and fast pain relief. That is why we use advanced techniques to create a treatment plan for you that really works.

What Exactly is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?

A technique in which the therapist uses handheld tools and instruments to release fascial restrictions and scar tissue in soft tissues such as nerves, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

How Does IASTM Work?

The therapist uses specialized instruments to break down adhesions and stimulate a local inflammatory response by delivering a controlled microtrauma to the damaged area. A local inflammatory response begins reabsorption of excessive scar tissue and increases circulation.

Whether these adhesions were caused as a result of repetitive strain, immobilization or surgery when they are broken down is allows the patient to start regaining function and relieves pain.

Frozen shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis Treatment with IASTM tool and technique

What Ailments Does IASTM Help With?

IASTM helps with a variety of ailments and conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Low Back Pain
  • Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heel Pain/ Achilles Tendinitis
  • Hip Pain

This is not a comprehensive list, call us today to speak with someone about your condition and learn how IASTM can help you!