Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Smart Tools

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Using Smart Tools

Smart Tools are specifically designed stainless steel instruments to provide manual therapy to neuro-musculoskeletal system via input to skin and underlying muscle tissue. IASTM provides your therapist with specific feedback from your tissue about tension and restrictions. 

 

When to Use

  • Muscle shortening
  • Neurologic restriction
  • Detection and treatment of trigger points/myofascial restrictions

 

Potential Treatment Affects of IASTM

  • Stimulate the nervous system
  • Interruption of pain receptors
  • Mechanoreceptor stimulation
  • Proprioceptive input; improve functional movement
  • Increase blood flow to tissues
  • Reduce tissue viscosity/flexibility of underlying tissues or scarring