INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
WHAT IS IASTM?
WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS:
INCREASE ROM/FLEXIBILITY BETTER THAN STRETCHING ON YOUR OWN (Hussey et al, 2018)
“. . .Remove[s] scar tissues from injured soft tissues and facilitate healing process through formation of new extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen.” (Kim et al, 2017)
Increases microcirculation to soft tissues by 400%
Great way to kick start injury prevention, mobility, and reducing soreness when getting back into the gym!
Kim, J., Sung, D. J., & Lee, J. (2017). Therapeutic effectiveness of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization for soft tissue injury: mechanisms and practical application. Journal of exercise rehabilitation, 13(1), 12–22. https://doi.org/10.12965/jer.1732824.412
Hussey, M. J., Boron-Magulick, A. E., Valovich McLeod, T. C., & Welch Bacon, C. E. (2018). The Comparison of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Self-Stretch Measures to Increase Shoulder Range of Motion in Overhead Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic. Journal of sport rehabilitation, 27(4), 385–389. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2016-0213