IASTM - River of Life Chiropractic and Wellness Traverse City Michigan


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization


Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization enables the clinician to effectively address scar tissue and fascial limitations to help get improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses stainless steel instruments to effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Helps faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions

Conditions It Can Help:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints

Interested? Contact us to request an appointment