What is IASM?

IASTM- Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

IASTM

A skilled intervention that includes the use of specialized tools to manipulate the skin, myofascia, muscles, and tendons by various direct compressive stroke techniques. Utilizing a stainless steel instrument, we can detect and treat soft tissue disorders. Successful in effectively treating all types of soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post- surgical. It is the controlled micro trauma that facilitates a cascade of healing activities. (Basically a deep tissue massage with a specialized instrument.)

  • Brings down treatment time and speeds healing! 15 minute session is equivocal to 60 minute massage of the area.
  • Potential for bruising, not a goal but can be a side effect depending on tissue, severity, patient sensitivity. (Think about location of treatment, i.e. Weddings, photos, etc.)
  • Drink extra water to flush toxins and prevent soreness.
IASTM at OASIS

Here is list of some of the most common
conditions treated:

  • Ankle Pain
    (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)
  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel
    Syndrome)
  • Neck Pain (Cervical
    Sprain/Strain)
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral
    Disorders)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff
    Tendinitis)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy
    and Caesarean Scarring)

Contraindications:

  •          Open wound (unhealed suture site)
  • Unhealed fracture
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Patient intolerance/hypersensitivity
  • Hematoma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Hemophilia