Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) refers to manual work performed with the assistance of a tool of some sort to help improve tissue mobility. Different styles include static and dynamic cupping, Graston technique or the use of other similar scraping instruments, and strapping techniques with bands improve tissue movement.
Different therapists utilize different techniques and yours will determine the best combination of treatment for you. These techniques are a great added tool to the therapists treatment plan, but a combination of these techniques and others, especially your exercises provided to you as a home program, will truly benefit you and ensure optimal recovery.