Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation aka Graston, ConnecTX
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation known as "IASTM" Graston Technique and ConnecTX in various therapy circles is a tissue treatment that works to address muscle and fascia fibrosis and scar tissue using a stainless steel instrument, which looks like a small boomerang. The tool rubbing over the body actually creates vibration that the doctor can feel to gauge your treatment. Developed originally by athletes it is a treatment that is beneficial in many conditions acute and chronic. Some examples of conditions that can be treated include: neck, upper back, lower back sprains and strains, carpel tunnel syndrome (wrist pain), tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, scar tissue, shin splints, trigger finder, and many other conditions.