Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools.
Studies have addressed the benefits of IASTM at the cellular level. Benefits include increased fibroblast proliferation, reduction in scar tissue, increased vascular response, and the remodeling of unorganized collagen fiber matrix following IASTM application.
Fibroblast is considered the most important cell in the extracellular matrix (ECM). The repair, regeneration and maintenance of soft tissue take place in the ECM. The fibroblast synthesizes the ECM, which includes collagen, elastin and proteoglycans, among many other essential substances. Fibroblasts have the ability to react as mechanotranducers, which means they are able to detect biophysical strain (deformation) such as compression, torque, shear and fluid flow, and create a mechanochemical response.
Studies have also showed clinical benefits of IASTM showing improvements in range of motion,strength and pain perception following treatment.
**FMT Blades Basic – IASTM certified June, 2017
**FMT Blades Advanced – IASTM certified August, 2018