Graston Technique is a specific kind of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that can help the doctor locate and repair scar tissue and limitations that interfere with normal function. When the goal is to restore range of motion, eliminate discomfort, and restore normal function, this technique and instruments enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial limitations during rehabilitation, allowing for speedier rehabilitation and greater results.
Soft tissue injuries can be painful and debilitating. Patients with chronic pain, acute pain, or postsurgical soft tissue injuries appear to have a remarkably high success rate in terms of restoring function and reducing discomfort, according to research.
When used in conjunction with exercise, Graston® helps break up scar tissue or muscle “knots,” increasing joint range of motion, facilitating and speeding up the healing process, increasing muscle fiber strength, and reducing pain.
What to expect from Graston Technique:
• Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fiber.
• Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
• Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
• Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
• Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
• Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
• Increases body temperature
Some of the most common conditions treated with Graston include:
• Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)
• Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
• Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
• Hamstring Injuries
• Hip Pain
• IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
• Tennis Elbos (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)
• Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
• Golfer’s Elbow (Media Edpicondylosis/itis)
• Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
• Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
• Shoulder Pain ( Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)
• Scar Tissue
• Trigger Finger
• Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)
If you have any questions whether Graston technique would benefit you, please contact our office at (913) 390-3476 and we will answer any questions you might have.