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Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) 

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) in Manhattan Beach Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. IASTM is a popular procedure due to its effectiveness and efficiency while remaining non-invasive.


How Does It Work?

Instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and allows the clinician to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure.


The introduction of controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of a local inflammatory response. Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur.


Clinical studies have shown that IASTM improves range of motion, strength and pain perception following treatment. IASTM significantly reduces scar tissue and enhances structural remodeling within the injured area.


Raj Mehrotra


“Dr Anderson is a top notch Chiro. He helped with chronic back issues and I felt better after each session. He is my go to doc going forward for sports related muscle injuries.” 

Shiva Nelson


“I have been seeing Dr Anderson for almost 10 years. He is not your average chiropractor, he has very unique and effective techniques and tools. He has helped me with old injuries and the new

ones….. he is the best.” 

Shiva Nelson


“The doctor is a absolute professional who provides a clean safe environment with all the right equipment and the best knowledge combined with an amazing personality. Definitely recommend.”

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