Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Management (IASTM) provides targeted, effective techniques for treating soft tissue conditions and pain not possible with the hands alone.
At Winnipeg Spine and Sports Therapy, our practitioners utilize both RockBlades and the Graston Technique, common forms of IASTM. IASTM provides an effective complement to manual soft tissue mobilizations that employs custom stainless steel instruments to assist in soft tissue therapy. By utilizing this technique, your practitioner can harness the effects of varying speed, direction and depth of skin and fascia manipulation/mobilization to effectively relieve pain, improve connective tissue mobility and even activate the nervous system for therapeutic benefit. Readily integrated into other manual therapy techniques, IASTM helps to restore tissue function, facilitating optimal movement and range-of-motion.