11 Apr What is Graston Technique and When to Use it?
In the world of chiropractic health care, there are many different techniques doctors use to adjust and correct the body. Some doctors use quick, but firm manipulation treatments while others use slow and soft techniques. Other doctors use their hands only to perform joint manipulation and yet others use instruments.
The Graston Technique is a form of chiropractic treatment that combines both manual therapy and instrument-assisted, soft-tissue mobilization.
This approach to chiropractic care uses specialized instruments to massage, or scrape, the skin gently to relieve tension and break up inflammation or restrictive scar tissue.
The technique also helps to remove adhesions from the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the body. Because scar tissue does not possess the same flexibility as healthy tissue, it eventually causes pain, discomfort, and stiffness. Removing these soft tissue restrictions improves healing and normal function is restored to the muscular system.
Graston technique chiropractic is effective for many types of issues including sports injuries and vehicle accidents.
Many athletes routinely include Graston treatment in recovery and training.
The technique is performed using various stainless steel instruments to mobilize tissue by slowly massaging the muscles. This repetitive muscle manipulation assists the body in safely and naturally releasing tissue restrictions caused by injury. Graston is effective in easing pain, discomfort, and irritation.
The Graston technique can be used for treating patients with a number of different ailments including sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and post-traumatic injuries. The treatment can also be used for those patients suffering from general pain in the body (hip, knee, back, joint, shoulder) that develops and accumulates fibrous scar tissue.
People suffering from pain and inflammation should consult with their chiropractic doctor regarding Graston therapy. Injuries can create painful and restrictive scar tissue that can be treated by the therapy safely and effectively.