Instrument-Assisted

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), such as Graston Technique, is a form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to break up scar tissue adhesions found in muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments. 

Research has shown IASTM to be an effective therapy for numerous conditions including low back pain (1), knee injuries (2), tennis elbow (3) and Achilles tendinopathy (4). 

IASTM:

- reduces pain & breaks up scar tissue

- promotes healing of soft tissue injuries

- increases flexibility

- increases range-of-motion

Dr. Van Wagenen has been trained and routinely utilizes IASTM techniques such as Graston Technique, in everyday practice. 

(1) Lee et al. (2016)

(2) Black DW (2010)

(3) Sevier et al. (2016)

(4) McConnell et al. (2016)

© 2018 by Summit Sport Therapy

All content, unless otherwise cited, is original and has been generated by Summit Sport Therapy