What is Graston® Soft Tissue Mobilization?
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a technique used to treat soft tissue injuries by breaking down scar tissue and fascial adhesions/restrictions. Specially designed stainless steel instruments are used to detect and treat the areas that are plagued by fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Common conditions that are treated with IASTM include:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Muscle sprains/strains
- Trigger finger
- Shin splints
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- IASTT can also resolve the effects of post surgical scarring