Graston Technique

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Our therapists at Kinetic Spine & Sports are certified in numerous soft-tissue muscle therapies to promote healing and stimulate blood flow back to the affected areas. Among those techniques, the Graston technique is considered a highly reliable and useful tool for helping athletes recover from pulled muscles, strained ligaments, and injured tendons. Our practice provides individual, and personal treatment plans to help reduce your pain and increase mobile function, and the Graston technique offers many advantages for treating conditions such as chronic inflammation, soft tissue fibrosis, and scar tissue development. Dr. Dan has been certified in Graston since 2007. 

How Does The Graston Technique Work?

The Graston technique uses instruments to massage and scrape at the skin and soft tissues. Dr. Danieley will use these instruments to identify injured areas of fibrotic tissues. Once identified, the instruments will produce small amounts of trauma to the affected area to increase blood flow and promote the healing process. These areas are stretched and relaxed to restore movement patterns back to injured areas and eliminate pain in the process.

The Graston technique uses six stainless steel instruments to break up the scar tissues, and our therapists use these instruments to see patterns of redness and further pinpoint areas that need treating. Because of this development, patients who choose multiple treatment sessions with the Graston technique will eventually experience reduced or eliminated adhesions, transforming the soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.

The Benefits of Graston Technique Therapy

The Graston technique is patented and clinically provided to achieve faster and better outcomes in treating conditions such as cervical sprains, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow. This technique allows our therapists to control the amount of pressure applied to specific areas during treatment and adjust accordingly. Some soreness and bruising may occur during treatment, and our therapists are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust accordingly. Because of this technique, patients can experience many advantages, including:

  • Shorter Timeframe For Treatment: Unlike other forms of non-invasive therapy, the Graston technique only takes 30 to 60 seconds per area treatment. Depending on how many areas need treatment, patients can expect a quick session with instant results.
  • Faster Rehabilitation For Recovery: Although results can vary, patients will notice major improvements in pain and range of motion by the first or second week of treatment.
  • Reduced Need For Anti-Inflammatory Medications: Patients can alternatively reduce their reliance on anti-inflammatory medications through the Graston technique.
  • Manage Chronic Conditions To Alleviate Pain: Chronic health conditions such as sciatica pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia can be treated with this soft tissue technique, and by the fourth treatment, experience more positive results, including less pain.

At Kinetic Spine & Sports, we desire the most for all of our patients. Our therapists are certified in the Graston technique so that you can feel as pain-free as possible. For more information about our techniques and services, contact Kinetic Spine & Sports today to speak with Dr. Danieley during your consultation.