Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

St. Luke’s rehab specialists are highly trained and certified by the state of Washington to provide Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization therapy (IASTM). This evidence-based, individualized therapy process is effective against conditions caused by new injuries as well as those that have persisted for years due to an old injury. By stimulating the body to regenerate new soft tissue, our therapists help patients decrease pain, improve mobility and overcome problems that develop from trauma, surgery or repeated strains.

IASTM Benefits

This therapy can help patients:

  • Reduce pain
  • Regenerate soft tissue
  • Improve mobility
  • Improve function
  • Achieve a faster recovery
  • Enhance their independence

Helping Patients Thrive

IASTM is effective in 88% of patients with:

  • Post-op/post-injury scar tissue
  • Fibrosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Hamstring strains
  • Post-surgical scarring
  • Post-traumatic fibrosis
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Medical epicondylitis
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Wrist sprains
  • IT band syndrome
  • Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
  • SI and low back pain
  • Most forms of chronic tendinopathies
  • Soft tissue changes associated with degenerative arthritis

Learn more about our Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (PDF)

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058 or 1-833-FOR-SLR-1
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869