What is the Graston Technique?
You may have heard the term “soft tissue instrument assisted mobilization” before. This is formally known as The Graston Technique. This Graston Technique in Springfield uses a stainless steel instrument to massage and scrape the skin with the right amount of pressure to determine which area the problem is deriving from. If located on the right tissue, the Graston Technique means the patient can physically feel a restriction or bump in the area. Then measures are taken to fix the issue.
What Does It Treat?
The Graston Technique aids in searching and treating areas on the body with scar tissue, adhesions in muscles, along with tendons and ligaments that decrease the range of motion and create pain. Other treatment that the Graston Technique has treated are:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- cervical pain
- de Quervain’s syndrome
- IT band syndrome
- joint sprain
- lower back pain
- muscle strain
- painful scars
- plantar fasciitis
- post-fracture pain
- women’s health (post-mastectomy and Caesarean scarring)
How Does It Help?
There are many benefits of the Graston Technique. It detects restrictions as well as treating the root issue in a short amount of time. We often think of the the song with lyrics “… the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone…” This makes so much sense when you connect it with this technique and think about the kinetic chain.
The stainless steel instruments allow Graston Technique Springfield to follow this kinetic chain with the result of detecting the issue, and following that, treating the area of pain or restriction. The instrument is additionally used to break up adhesions and restrictions.
After initial treatment with the Graston Technique Springfield we can then give you some stretching exercises that aid in re-alignment of fibers back into their normal pattern of healthy tissue.
In pain? Want a tune up? Call us today (908) 325 – 3000. We can treat and help you.