Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial intervention for sport medicine professionals.
IASTM is a technique that uses specifically designed bevelled and contoured surgical grade stainless steel instruments to address musculoskeletal pathology-related impairments. It works by creating friction to provide a mobilising effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
IASTM was found to improve soft tissue function and ROM in acute or chronic sports injuries to soft tissues, while also reducing pain. It is simple, non-invasive and practical. Additionally, it only requires a short period of time for a single treatment.
This can be helpful in the fields of sports rehabilitation and athletic training.