What are contraindications for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization?


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

What is soft tissue mobilization?

Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy where your licensed PT uses hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia in order to break adhesions and optimize your muscle function.

How long do you do soft tissue mobilization?

Your licensed physical therapist will identify specific pain points and hold the position anywhere form 90 seconds to 3 minutes to relax the soft tissue, reducing pain and stiffness.

Who can do Iastm?

These often include athletes, warehouse workers or others who perform a repeated motion many times per day. Some of the many conditions we can treat with IASTM include: Excessive scar tissue. Forms of tendinitis or tendinopathy, including Achilles tendinitis, golfer’s and tennis elbow.

Is massage good for soft tissue injury?

Massage therapy is a treatment that can help relieve the pain of soft tissue injuries and aid in faster recovery times. Often these injuries can benefit from a combination of chiropractic adjustment treatment along with massage therapy.

Do you need a certification for Iastm?

How do I get certified in IASTM? Participants who successfully complete the Scrape, Tape, and Move: Foundation to Function Course and pass both the IASTM practical and written exam will achieve the level one IASTM Certification awarded by the Academy of Human Movement.

What are soft tissue techniques?

Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques such massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best known example of a soft tissue technique.

What is augmented soft tissue mobilization?

ASTYM (augmented soft tissue mobilization) is therapy that regenerates soft tissue to ease many difficult conditions, including chronic tendinopathies and pain or movement restrictions resulting from scar tissue.

What is soft tissue Release Therapy?

Soft tissue release therapy is a form of bodywork designed specifically around the area of neuromuscular therapy. Soft tissue release therapy focuses on increasing recovery rates of muscular injuries, fixing muscular imbalances, and relieving chronic pain.