IASTM Effectiveness vs Astym

A Systematic Review on IASTM  Concludes it is Ineffective (but there is good news!) Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is on the rise in the physical therapy field. With new techniques and procedures popping up everywhere, it is hard to know what works and what doesn’t. A September 2016 systematic review evaluated the research on IASTM and concluded research does not support the efficacy of IASTM.  Recognizing the fact that some clinicians utilize IASTM without supporting research, the systematic review noted there is