Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
What is Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation?
Benefits of IASTM
Studies have shown that IASTM provides improvements in range of motion,strength and pain perception following treatment with their physiotherapist. Researcher Melham and his team found that IASTM significantly improved range of motion in a college football player following 7 weeks of IASTM and physical therapy. He also found that scar tissue surrounding the lateral malleolus was reduced and remodeled structurally following IASTM application. He additionally found improvement in pain reduction and impairment scale at 6 & 12 weeks following IASTM application for patellar tendonitis.
Common benefits for IASTM include:
What to expect
- The warming up of the tissue to make it more pliable (heat, aerobic exercise, etc.)
- Physiotherapist performing IASTM
- Engagement in light exercises to promote proper movement patterns