What is the Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique a manual therapy treatment better known as “soft tissue instrument assisted mobilization” A stainless steel instrument is used that scrape and massage the skin with the correct amount of pressure to figure out where the problem is located.
When located on the correct tissue, using the Graston Technique in New York, the patient is able to feel a restriction, similar to a feeling of a bump in the road.
What Does It Treat?
The Graston Technique helps chiropractors to find and treat areas with scar tissue, adhesions in muscles, and tendons and ligaments that lessen our range of motion and create pain.
Other issues 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?
The Graston Technique benefits are endless. It is not only good at detecting restrictions, but also treating patients problems in such a quick amount of time. The song with lyrics “… the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone…” completely makes sense in this case, but is more referred to as the kinetic chain.
The instruments mentioned above allow Graston Technique New York to follow the kinetic chain in order to detect the issue, and after that treating the area of pain/ restriction.
The stainless steel instrument is also used to break up the adhesions or restrictions. The Graston Technique in New York will provide you with stretching exercises that promote re-alignment of your fibers back into a normal pattern of healthy tissue.
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