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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Scraping)

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What is it?

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, more commonly known as scraping, is a favorite treatment technique of ours.


Tool-assisted soft tissue mobilization, if you couldn't guess from the name, is the practice of using a tool to locally target an area on the body.


Why do we use it?

  1. Desensitize a painful area, change how the brain is perceiving this area.

  2. Increase blood flow to the area to change the tissue environment.

  3. Change how the tissues in the area are sliding and gliding relative to one another.

  4. Use reasons 1-3 to create an opportunity to improve movement patterning and quality.

When is it used?


The key here is that this is only a small part of treatment. Like cupping, scraping is a passive treatment that feels good and helps us create a window of improved tissue mobility and decreased pain. But it is important that these treatments be followed with a loading or mobility exercise to improve movement patterns and movement quality to drive lasting change.


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