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Graston Technique: Speed Up Recovery, Reduce Pain

by | Oct 21, 2013 | Functional Medicine, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine

Graston Technique is a manual therapy with instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables OHW therapists to effectively promote faster healing, increase mobility and decrease inflammation. The primary goal is to break down collagen cross-links that have formed and then to realign them with proper stretching and strengthening. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

OHW therapists have successfully incorporated graston into treatment for muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and on a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions such as:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)graston technique
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints
  • Joint Sprains

It is extremely important to receive graston technique from certified and experienced medical professionals. Graston is incorporated into a treatment plan effectively and safely if you receive the treatment from prepared and conscientious clinicians.

Graston Technique is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and post surgical. Graston offers many advantages to the patient such as:Graston Technique Shoulder

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Our therapists have been trained to respond to your needs and the revurberations that the Graston instruments create (like a tuning fork). When the metal instruments resonate in the therapists hand, they are able to isolate adhesions and restrictions and treat them very precisely.

Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.