This treatment modality is a tool used by the physical therapist to locate and treat dysfunctional soft tissue. It is basically an improved and modernized version of the traditional Chinese Medicine treatment Gua Sha which is specifically designed for soft tissue problems.
This modality is extremely effective at treating soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation and degeneration. We use IASTM not as a stand alone treatment, but rather in conjunction with our other effective protocols to speed up your recovery.
IASTM will help to breakdown scar tissue and soft tissue adhesions thereby creating a local inflammatory response and jump-starting the healing process.