An Advanced Method to Decrease Pain and Improve Function
Graston Therapy is a soft tissue technique that allows us to detect and treat pain resulting from the following:
- Scar Tissue
- Chronic Inflammation
- Adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Repetitive Stress Injuries to muscles, joint capsules & connective tissues
With certain conditions over time, we can have a build up of a fibrosis 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. Since our body parts are connected in what is referred to as the “kinetic chain”, with the use of Graston Instrument, it allows the clinician to follow that kinetic chain, effectively uncovering the cause of the problem, then treating the cause and the area of pain or restriction.
When these knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the clinician and the patient sense a restriction, almost like a speed bump or a granular feeling. The instrument can then be used to “break up” this restriction or adhesion. After the adhesion is broken down, stretching exercises are used to promote re-alignment of the fibers into the normal pattern of healthy tissue.
The benefit of Graston 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.
- Decrease chronic or acute pain in a short time
- Improve range of motion
- Accelerate rehabilitation and recovery
- Resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent
- Allow the patient to continue to engage in everyday activities
Followed by Graston Therapy, most patients are prescribed a home exercise program that is essential to the success of your treatment. Stretching and Strengthening exercises are provided in order to maintain the release of scar tissues, restrictions and adhesions.
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