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IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is a form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to perform muscle mobilizations. Most soft tissue injuries go untreated until they become chronic problems. Over that period of time the body almost completes its own disorganized healing process. Scar tissue and adhesions are formed which limit the body’s range of motion and often cause pain. With IASTM we are introducing controlled microtrauma to the affected soft tissue stimulating a healing local inflammatory response response. This process starts reabsorption of inappropriate scar tissue and facilitates a remodeling process of the tissues. The goal of this treatment is to organize cells in a direction to better promote movement, improve circulation, and decrease adhesions.

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Virtus is a collaborative, family-oriented practice proud to be providing high-quality holistic care within the community. Whether you’re working with a doctor or one of our rehab specialists, our team prioritizes clear and concise communication to ensure that you maintain consistency and continue to progress toward your personal goal.

From the first visit to the last, from the front desk to the doctor, your experience will be transparent. We will communicate to you clearly about your insurance, your treatment plan, and our goals for expected outcomes. Clarity matters.


Do you take Insurance?

We are preferred providers for all major insurance companies in Washington State. Here is a list of a few: Premera, Regence, Aetna, United Health Care, First Choice, Kaiser Permanente PPO, American Specialty Health, and Cigna

Do you take X-rays?

We do not take x-rays in the clinic, but if the provider suspects imaging is medically necessary, we will be sure to get you the correct referral in the quickest fashion.

What does cupping do?

Cups create a vacuum effect, suctions the skin and underlying tissue, promoting increased blood flow and circulation. Cupping is often used to alleviate muscle tension, reduce pain, and improve overall relaxation

How long are the appointments?

Our first new patient appointment is around 1- 1.5 hours and all of our follow up appointments are around 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Do I have to be adjusted?

We understand that adjustments can be scary. We strive to make our patient feel as comfortable as possible. Therefore if you do not want to be adjusted you do not have to. Through all of the other rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue and mobilization techniques, we can create a great result.

How much does it cost?

We will bill out to your insurance company and every insurance company has a different set rate.