The Graston Technique® is a chiropractic technique involving soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of the most innovative treatments. It is one of the most popular treatments performed on the best athletes in the world and can help anyone with pain reduction and increased function. The technique breaks down scar tissue in order to created a better environment for healing. It can help with issues from trauma including a strained muscle, pulled ligament, tendon or fascia.
Specially trained Chiropractors use the Graston tool to locate muscle knots and scar tissue that can cause pain and restrict movement. Then, they use the Graston tools to break up the tissue restoring mobility and improving function of the area. Scar tissue can be from a surgical procedure or from overuse injuries and repetitive use of an area. Symptoms you could be feeling include pain, swelling and stiffness.
Graston Technique® Treatment
Your first appointment will last 40 minutes and will include a consultation, examination and your first Graston treatment. In addition to the Graston technique, we will advise other therapies such as Chiropractic manipulation, massage therapy, and kinesio taping that can further assist your recovery. Your follow up visits will be 20 minutes long. Getting the most of the Graston technique usually takes somewhere between 6 to 12 treatments. Some patients choose to visit us for maintenance treatments as well.