Doctors at YHN have received advanced training in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) which is a non-invasive, soft tissue technique that uses specially designed stainless-steel instruments to help the Doctor identify and treat areas of the body exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or adhesions. Areas of fibrosis or adhesions are found in the muscles and connective tissues that cause or contribute to a range of chronic musculoskeletal problems.

IASTM allows healthcare providers to treat tissues as necessary to invoke change, getting to the cause of the problem, while being sensitive to patient's pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and contact the soft tissue, the action helps restore the tissue's ability to slide over each other for normal movement and range of motion, decreasing adhesions between layers of tissue.


This treatment safely and effectively reduces the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. IASTM helps transform soft tissue dysfunction or injury into healthy functioning tissue once again. It impacts physiological change by providing an increase in blood flow, reduction in tissue viscosity, myofascial release, interruption of pain receptors, and improvement of flexibility of the underlying tissues of concern.