Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

IASTM for back pain
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What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation?

Instument Assisted Soft tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is a procedure in which Instruments are used to mechanically stimulate soft tissue structures to relieve musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and Improve overall mobility and function. In other words, IASTM is a common term that describes the use of a range of ergonomically designed tools to enable clinicians to detect and treat soft tissue pain, injury, and dysfunction.

The IASTM instruments are uniquely designed to provide an efficient detection of soft tissue dysfunction and accurate application of force during treatment These tools help clinicians to apply different strokes and palpate at deeper levels of the body. In other words, they allow greater depth of mechanical force transmission at various body points where the hands simply cannot reach.

Who can benefit? 

Although all can benefit, this advanced technique is powerful and better suited to the more muscular. Due to the depth of application it is not abnormal for light bruising to appear post treatment. However, the depth and intensity can be changed to prevent this depending on tolerance and preference. 

Why choose us? 

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation is carried out by a Physiotherapists, This allows for a more thorough and expert treatment that can evolve to include rehab exercises when necessary.

All our Physiotherapists are registered members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), So you can be assured you are receiving the best treatment from highly qualified experts.

Your first appointment will include a short assessment where we'll identify the cause of your problem and explain how we're going to help.


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation 60 minutes: £56

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation 45 minutes: £46

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation 30 minutes: £36

We also have concessions for students, under 18s, NHS and employees of our Corporate Partners.

Kings Hill Physiotherapy Centre is also accredited by most major insurance providers.

We politely ask that fees are settled after each visit.

We advise patients that for cancellations within 24hrs we charge 50% of treatment fees.

Our Insurance Providers

Aviva private medical insurance
Vitality private medical insurance
Healix private medical insurance
Axa private medical insurance
Heathshied private medical insurance
WPA private medical insurance
Cigna private medical insurance
Alianz private medical insurance

We are proud to be charted members of the following professional associations

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