Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Instrument-assisted soft tissue release, or IASTM (similar to Graston) is effective in detecting scar tissue and treating the restrictions it causes to your normal function.
The therapists at 3DPT use stainless steel instruments designed to help pinpoint thickening or scarring produced by the body in response to injury. We then use the instruments to separate and break down scar tissue, stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers, and increase blood flow to and from the affected area, all of which are crucial to the healing process.
As a result, patients experience an increased range of motion and a significant reduction in, or elimination of, pain. If pain and reduced range of motion have been a problem for you, IASTM may be part of the solution.