Graston Technique

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About Graston Technique

graston techniqueWe are pleased to provide patients with an innovative and proven approach to the diagnosis and treatment of connective soft tissue injuries — Graston Technique.

This Technique is performed with patented stainless-steel instruments designed to detect and treat soft-tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation in order to reduce pain and restore function. When connective tissue, such as muscle, ligaments or tendons become restricted or scarred, it can result in pain, tenderness, loss of flexibility and motion. It is not unusual to find a restriction in one part of the body that produces pain and dysfunction in another area, commonly known as the kinetic chain. Hospitals, clinics, professional and university sports teams - as well as industry rely on Graston Technique for the treatment of injuries.

Most patients report pain reduction and improved function within the first two treatments. Although it is not unusual to experience some discomfort during initial treatment, it should dramatically lessen within a short period of time. Mild to moderate bruising may take place during the process of breaking down old scar tissue. During the course of treatment, daily consumption of 6-8 glasses of water, along with a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables will also prove beneficial.

graston techniqueGraston Technique treatment protocols may also include the use of heat, ice and rehabilitation to restore patients to their pre-injury level of activity. Muscle re-education, in addition to stretching and strengthening exercises are employed to provide the patient with optimal results with a minimal number of treatments. Without full commitment to treatment, a positive outcome may not occur. It is therefore critical to be diligent in adhering to the plan of treatment set by the clinician and the patient. 

How many Graston Technique Treatments are needed

Factors such as age, history of the condition, occupation and lifestyle will determine the number of times that you will be treated. The average number of treatments is 6 to 8. Generally treatment is performed no more than twice a week unless the clinical circumstances dictate otherwise.

What will the Graston Technique do

The Technique will, among other things:

  • Separate and break down collagen and stretch connective tissues and muscle fibres
  • Increase skin temperature
  • Facilitate reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alter spinal reflux activity
  • Increase the rate and amount of blood flow 
  • Increase cellular activity in the region 

Graston Technique Summary

Graston Technique is a proven advanced technology for the treatment of connective soft tissue injuries. The success of treatment will be directly proportionate to your commitment to the treatment plan established for you by your clinician. If you have any questions, please talk to your clinician. Visit the Graston Technique website at www.grastontechnique.com.

 

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