Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization is a technique that enables physicians and sports medicine practitioners to break down scar tissue and reduce fascial restrictions.
Fascia is a layer of connective tissue that covers everything in the body. It lies between the skin and muscle and penetrates deep into the muscle tissue while surrounding nerves, vessels, and organs.
Fascial restrictions come from sitting in prolonged postures, overuse (repetitive activities), or from a history of previous injury, including surgery. Many times, scars from surgeries, including C-sections, can result in pain in all areas of the body including the lower back.