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Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM uses manual therapy to relieve pain from soft-tissue injuries.


With IASTM, we are able to help you break down scar tissue, reduce pain, and recover more quickly from a variety of injuries and conditions.

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization - IASTM

WHAT IS Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is an effective manual therapy treatment to help relieve pain from soft-tissue injuries. Specific plastic or metal tools are gently moved and scraped across the skin for this treatment. All IASTM techniques are designed to improve blood flow and scar tissue mobility, decrease muscle spasms, and improve healing.


  • Breakdown of scar tissue

  • Pain reduction

  • Improved range of motion

  • Faster recovery

  • Enhanced athletic performance

  • Help with motor control issues

COMMONly treated conditions



Chronic pain

Chronic Pain

Hip pain physical therapy

Hip Pain

Pre and post-surgical conditions

Pre/Post Surgical


When To Arrive

On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about one hour. We ask that patients arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and complete paperwork.


What To Bring

On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable).


Your First Visit

Our office managers will help you through completing the registration and insurance process, then you will begin your evaluation with a therapist. It is helpful to know your key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your movement, strength, coordination, and other factors will be evaluated before our therapist discusses with you their recommendation and prepares a personalized treatment plan.


Treatment Plan

Evaluation findings will be shared with your referring physician or preferred medical expert, and the office managers will help you plan your series of visits based on the quantity and frequency determined by your therapist. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.

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