/

Patient Frequently Asked Questions

 Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a patient or athlete looking for information on Instrument Assisted Therapy®? Then check out our IAT Frequently Asked Questions section below. We also have a great Blog Section or you can find our certified IAT Practitioners near you for more information.

IASTM Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is IAT?

    Instrument Assisted Therapy®, or IAT, is a treatment system where practitioners use tools, alongside their other skill sets, to treat their patients.

    The use of Instrument Assisted Therapy® has boomed in popularity with patients, athletes and practitioners alike over the last five years.

    Instrument Assisted Therapy

    IAT is a protected term internationally, practitioners are licensed and regulated by the owners with the aim to make sure each practitioner is up to date with the current research and maintain high standards treatment.

    To find your nearest Instrument Assisted Therapy® practitioner use this link to our IAT Locations search page.

  • How will IAT help me?

     

    IASTM for All AgesInstrument Assisted Therapy® is a popular treatment system used by licensed practitioners for people of all. Pain or injury of muscles, tendons, ligaments or fascia are common uses, however, the scope of IAT reaches far beyond this.

    Following the latest research, many therapists use Instrument Assisted Therapy® on patients that are not in pain but are looking for an efficient way to “loosen up” tight muscles after long hours working, traveling or training.

    IAT is also being effectively used by a growing number of professionals to dramatically increase range of movement in their clients as an alternative for stretching or foam rolling.

    However, everyone is different and rest assured, your Instrument Assisted Therapy® certified practitioner has been taught the skills to assess whether IAT is suitable for you. To find your nearest Instrument Assisted Therapy® practitioner use this link to our IAT Locations search page.

  • How Popular is IAT?
  • Finding an Certified IAT Practitioner

    LocationMapDue to the tremendous growth in Instrument Assisted Therapy®  many clinics use IAT techniques around the world.

    The owners of Instrument Assisted Therapy® regulate the use of IAT and licence practitioners, from many different professions, to use the treatment system. It means that only the practitioners listed on this website are allowed to use Instrument Assisted Therapy®.

    The IAT practitioners have been taught and tested on the safe and proficient use of a wide range of up to date techniques when address your individual needs.

    To find your nearest Instrument Assisted Therapy® practitioner use this link to our IAT Locations search page.