How does the Graston Technique Work?
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables our Chiropractic Physician to effectively break down scar tissue and facial restrictions. The Graston Technique utilizes stainless steel instruments designed specifically to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Treatment with the Technique is conducted in concert with a rehabilitation regimen designed to restore athletes to their pre-injury level of activity. This is accomplished by implementing a functional progression program, which zeros in on imbalances throughout the kinetic chain. Flexibility, strengthening and muscle re-education is employed to provide the athlete/patient with optimal results within a minimal number of treatment sessions.
Graston IASTM Use and Procedures
The patented Graston Technique Instruments – shaped to fit the contour of the body- are used to scan the area and assist clinicians to locate and then treat the injured tissue that is causing pain and restricting motion. Our Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm utilizes the instruments to supply precise pressure to break up scar tissue, which relieves the discomfort and restores normal function.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does the Graston Technique Work?M
A: It is theorized that the Graston Technique is effective because it provides controlled micro trauma to the affected soft tissue structures. It also stimulates a local inflammatory response, which leads to remodeling and repair of affected soft tissues structures. The instruments allow therapists to specify the area that is being treated.
Q: Who can benefit from the Graston Technique?
A: Individuals who are experiencing pain and loss of motion and function following surgery, injury, cumulative trauma disorders and tendinitis may benefit from the Graston Technique. Some clinical diagnoses which have responded well to the Graston Technique include:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
• Plantar Fasciitis (foot and arch pain)
• Cervical Strain/Sprain (neck pain)
• Lumbar Sprain/Strain (low back pain)
• Muscle Spasms
• Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)
• Muscle Pulls
• Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder)
• Trigger Points
• Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
• Later Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
• Muscle Strains
• Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
• Shin Splints
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