IASTM at Lawlor Clinic


IASTM is a relevantly new type of manual therapy that is changing the way chronic and acute soft tissue injuries are treated. The use of stainless steel instruments allows our team to target and break down soft tissue and myofascial tightness which are so often the cause of pain and dysfunction.

How does it work and what are the potential benefits?


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) uses specialised hand­held medical grade stainless steel instruments. Our practitioners brush or glide these instruments against scar tissue, adhesions or fascial tightness, in a form of cross ­friction massage helping to reduce pain and improve mobility of the tissues.

It can also be used to stimulate a local inflammatory response that supports rebuilding of injured soft tissue. At the Lawlor Clinic we use IASTM with our expertise in Active Release Techniques (ART®) to help speed up the recovery from soft tissue related injuries.

IASTM Ankle Sprain

Common Conditions treated with IASTM:


  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patello­femoral Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
  • Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Post­ Surgical Knee Pain
  • Tennis & Golf Elbow
  • Chronic muscle tears

What Next? Meet With One Our Specialists


You can expect a high level of service at the Lawlor Clinic; we offer friendly tailored advice, backed with many years of experience helping people like you get back to optimal health. Our friendly team of professionals have a wealth of experience dealing with a wide range of injuries.

If however you are still unsure if IASTM is right for you, why not call our therapy team and set up an appointment to discuss your needs in more detail on: 057 867 8904 or send us a quick message here

Many of our therapies are covered by all the Major Private Health Insurers, GAA Injury Scheme, Garda Medical Aid.

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