Graston Technique

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What is Graston Technique?

Graston Technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique that uses stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions.

How does Graston Technique work?

Graston Technique works in the following ways:

  • Breaks down scar tissue and fascial restrictions to help improvement mobility and movement
  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers which facilitates mobility
  • Increases skin temperature which decreases healing time
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area which helps carry away old tissue and facilitates the repair of new tissue
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells which repairs new tissue

What conditions does Graston Theray treat?

Who should consider having Graston Technique done? If you suffer from any of the acute and chronic conditions listed below, you may be a good candidate for Graston Technique.

Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain) Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain) Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain) Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain) Fibromyalgia
Scar Tissue Trigger Finger
Shin Splints

 

Who performs Graston Technique?

Graston Technique is performed by many practitioners. To perform Graston Technique a provider must be certified. Practitioners can include:

  • Chiropractors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Physicians

Our clinic features certified Chiropractors that perform Graston Technique. To see if Graston Technique is right for you call our clinic today for a free consultation.