IASTM Technique

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and adhesions. Several tools and techniques are available such as the Graston® technique.



What is IASTM?


Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment option among many healthcare practitioners, especially Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. This treatment uses specialized tools that help manipulate soft-tissue and myofascial muscles.


How Does IATSM Work?


IATSM uses specialized tools to perform mobilizations that help break down scar tissue and abnormal myofascial densities. It can help relieve chronic pain, improve your range of motion and re-align scar tissues from past injuries.


What Conditions can IASTM Treat?


IASTM is commonly used to treat myofascial restriction. This treatment eliminates scar tissue from damaged soft tissues by building new extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen through specially designed instruments.


IASTM in Coquitlam and Port Moody can treat various conditions, including:


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Golfer's Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Neck Pain

  • Myofascial Pain and Restrictions

  • Shin Splints

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Runner's Knee

  • Chronic Joint Swelling

  • Ligament and Muscular Strains

  • And more


What are the Benefits of IASTM?


IASTM can provide an array of benefits, including:

  • Quicker rehabilitation and recovery

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Improved mobility and range of motion

  • Chronic pain relief

  • Restore proper function

  • Increased collagen production

  • Decreased pain


Alleviating Pain with IASTM


Chiropractors and physiotherapists conducting IATSM can help alleviate your pain using the specifically designed, medical-grade stainless steel tools to break up scar tissue. Scar tissue build-up affects how well your muscles and tendons work, so removing that scar tissue can help you improve flexibility and movement while alleviating your pain.


Will IATSM work for me?


If you suffer from any of the conditions listed above or any soft-tissue pain or injuries, you will benefit from IASTM for pain relief. Our chiropractors in Port Moody and Coquitlam will work with you to assess whether IASTM can help improve your condition and meets your needs.

At Inspine Therapy, our experienced chiropractors are well-trained to alleviate your pain through spinal manipulation and apply techniques depending on your specific health needs. Book an appointment on our website with one of our chiropractors in Coquitlam or Port Moody today!