Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Kick-start your healing process and stay active. Patients seeking hands-on techniques that allow them to heal while continuing the activities they enjoy are benefiting from instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques.

Often, it’s frustrating for patients to be limited in their activity due to an injury that has occurred suddenly or has developed over time. More patients than ever are looking for hands-on, specialized techniques that will speed up their recovery and keep them active. Our St. Louis-based physical therapists are here to help.

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (ISTYM) is one such technique that has exploded in popularity in recent years. Techniques such as Astym®, Graston®, and HawkGrips® are just several examples of branded and marketed ISTYM techniques that use specialized tools. Physical therapists are able to kick-start the healing process and improve tissue alignment, all with the goal of identifying degenerative tissue and soft tissue restrictions that are contributing to pain and limiting activity.

In conjunction with a thorough movement analysis, corrective exercises and education by a physical therapist, ISTYM can be highly effective in reducing symptoms and returning patients to the activities they love.

Acute Injuries

Muscle and Tendon Strains

Chronic Injuries

ITB Syndrome
Plantar Fasciitis
SI, Low Back, Hip Pain
Overuse Injuries


Excessive Scarring
Loss of Motion
Increased Muscle Tone

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Don’t let an injury or nagging pain keep you on the sidelines of life.