Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobility

Now introducing Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobility (I.A.S.T.M.)

What Is a Soft-Tissue Injury?

A soft-tissue injury involves damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and/or fascia

somewhere in the body. Common soft-tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain,

blow to the body resulting in a contusion (ruptured blood vessels/bruising), or overuse of

a particular body part. Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of

function. Adhesions within the soft tissue may develop as a result of repeated strain,

surgery, immobilization or other mechanisms, such as posture.

What Is Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?

IASTM involves using a range of tools to enable clinicians to efficiently locate and treat

individuals diagnosed with soft-tissue dysfunction. Many different materials have been

used to make the instruments (i.e. wood, ceramics, plastics, stone and stainless steel).

The GrastonĀ® Technique is one popular example of IASTM that is used by Line Up Mobility Systems.

Is IASTM appropriate for me?

IASTM can be used to help alleviate the following symptoms:

Limited motion

Pain during motion

Motor control issues (muscle activation/coordination)

Muscle recruitment issues

At Line Up Mobility, common conditions that are typically treated with IASTM include:

tendinopathies, Achilles tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, IT band syndrome and plantar

fasciitis, among others.