Graston Technique

Soft tissue structures include muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. These structures give support and movement to our skeleton. They are also commonly prone to injury. Repetitive stress to the soft tissue structures can cause small micro-trauma tears within the soft tissue fibers. The micro tears can lead to the buildup of scar tissue. Scar tissue can then lead to a decrease in range of motion within the soft tissue structure as well as pain. The use of specific soft tissue instruments, called Graston Tools, allows for the detection and break down of scar tissue. The Graston Instruments also increase blood flow and cellular activity to the area to help promote faster healing. Some conditions commonly treated with Graston Technique include cervical sprain/strain, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendonosis (shoulder pain), Achilles tendonosis (ankle pain), Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis (elbow pain) and Lumbar sprain/strain just to name a few.

Graston Technique can be used on any muscle, tendon, and ligament injury.  Many people with chronic neck, upper back, and shoulder pain feel tremendous relief with Graston Technique combined with Acupuncture and Chiropractic.

 

Graston used for Low Back Pain

Graston used for Low Back Pain

 

 

 

Below are some articles that discuss the benefits of soft tissue:

Compatible Care with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization

New Research Regarding Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization

Graston Technique Treatments for Neck & Back Pain

 


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