Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is conducted utilizing a stainless steel tool. It’s primary purpose is to break down scar tissue, release knots, etc. It allows us to do certain manual therapies that are impossible to do with our hands alone. Scar tissue is what your body creates in order to heal the affected area. However, after the dust settles, the resultant scar tissue can cause pain and restrict some movement. We use the tool to essentially break down the local capillary beds and get the scar tissue to “re-organize.” All this, in turn, initiates a healing response and can assist in returning the tissue at, or close to its pre-injury state..