An Advanced Method to Decrease Pain and Improve Function
WHAT IS THE GRASTON TECHNIQUE?
Graston Technique is remarkable procedure allows us to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can reduce our range of motion and cause pain. In the healing process, our body attempts to repair those areas by creating “scar tissue”, much like the scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee.
In time, we can have a buildup of this fibrous scar tissue, particularly in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve).
The Graston Technique allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless-steel instrument that glides along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments, with the right amount of pressure to detect just where the scar tissue or restrictions are located.
The benefit of this technique is not only in detection of restrictions or adhesions, but also in the amount of improvement that takes place in a short amount of time. Graston decreased overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent. If you have not experienced the Graston Technique yet you have lingering discomfort or stiffness, please ask us whether you may be helped by this effective treatment.
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