IASTM can help treat your chronic pain.

Do you have chronic back or neck pain, or have you recently had a sprain or strain? If so, you understand how limiting and painful daily activities can be. Whether you have acute or chronic pain, instrumented-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) provides pain relief and numerous other benefits!

For acute and chronic pain, our physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance use IASTM. Pain is frequently the result of multiple variables interacting with one another. Fortunately, our team understands the interdependence of our bodies’ systems and how to use any tool necessary to achieve the results you deserve!

Our physical therapists scrape the skin with a special device ( a plastic or metal tool) to increase blood flow to the site of pain and surrounding tissues. You will also notice a decrease in inflammation and an improvement in the condition that is causing you pain.

In the case of back and neck pain, for example, it is very common for people to also feel tension and restrictions in the soft tissues surrounding the spinal joints. IASTM in these areas will help you feel less pain, be more mobile, and overall feel better!

To learn more about how this technique can help you finally overcome your pain, contact one of our highly skilled physical therapists in Uniontown, PA today.

What is IASTM?


IASTM is a cutting-edge technique that allows our physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance to effectively treat scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and range of motion restrictions that cause pain.

The technique employs specially designed stainless steel and/or plastic instruments to detect and treat areas with soft tissue restrictions, tension, or chronic inflammation.

Typically, a specialized lotion or cream is applied to the skin in the area to be treated. This allows the instrument’s edges to scrape along the skin and facilitates muscle stretch and relaxation. To aid in the natural healing process, IASTM works to break down adhesions and stimulate blood flow to the injured area.

IASTM requires the practitioner to have training and expertise in this technique. Depending on your requirements, different speeds and pressures will be used. This highly effective treatment is not painful and should not cause bruising when administered by a skilled practitioner.

Request an appointment today to learn more about IASTM and determine if it is a good fit for you!

What are the advantages of using IASTM at our Uniontown, PA physical therapy clinic?

Our highly skilled physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance can get to the bottom of your problems and help you find the relief you’ve been looking for. Our therapists use IASTM to mobilize injured soft tissue and help improve and restore mobility while reducing pain.

If you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions or are experiencing pain-related symptoms, it is time to seek treatment from Movement Physiotherapy & Performance.

  • Back of Neck pain
  • Muscle strains (i.e., hamstring strain)
  • Tendonopathy (i.e., Tennis elbow, Runner’s knee, and Achilles tendinitis)
  • Shin splints and plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Myofascial pain and restrictions (i.e., IT band syndrome, trigger finger)
  • Post-surgical and traumatic scars

To find out if IASTM is right for you, speak with one of our therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance.

Are you ready to say goodbye to chronic pain? Please get in touch with Movement Physiotherapy & Performance as soon as possible!

If you’re looking for a long-term solution to chronic pain or limited motion, IASTM may be the answer to reclaiming your enjoyment of life.

Make an appointment at our Uniontown, PA physical therapy clinic to learn more about how this unique technology can help you!


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