The Graston Technique (GT) is a unique technique that has been designed to manage both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and conditions. This method works to break down scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
The technique uses six stainless steel instruments with various curves and edges. These edges and curves have been crafted to fit various contours of your body during the treatment. Each instrument has a unique purpose depending on the area of your body to be treated. This technique comes with various benefits to you as the patient.
At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab, Dr. Jen Lidstrom offer the Graston Technique as part of her practice. She can help speed up your recovery process through this innovative technique, to get you back to feeling your best. To schedule your appointment, contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic today. We are conveniently located in Cornelius on the shores of Lake Norman.
Faster Recovery Phase
After an injury, you are mostly likely to develop scar tissue and myofascial adhesions that will limit your range of motion and functionality. This technique breaks down the scars and adhesions effectively at a high level of accuracy.
How does recovery happen? This technique provides healing in various ways:
- It increases the skin temperature at the affected area.
- It breaks down the collagen cross-links that have developed in your tissues over time.
- It changes the spinal reflux activity in your body.
- It increases the rate of flow of blood to the affected area.
- Increases the cellular activity in this area.
- Enhances the histamine response, which is secondary to the mast cell activity in the body.
The recovery process is fast and does not prevent you from going on with your daily tasks, both at home and work. The aim of the recovery process is to increase your range of motion and decrease pain.
You Don’t Need Extra Medication
This technique works as a standalone treatment option. This means that you do not need any additional medication to get rid of any pain and stiffness. All you need is ice to apply to the area as you go through the treatments. You will also make use of stretching exercises that are necessary to rehabilitate the injured tissue and improve its healing time.
Many treatment options require that you take anti-inflammatory medications after the procedure. With Graston technique, you do not need to invest in anti-inflammatory medication.
A Versatile Technique
This method, while enhancing the ability to identify and handle myofascial injuries, also provides quicker and better outcomes for a number of both acute and chronic conditions that include neck pain, back pain, wrist pain, tennis elbow, knee pain, shoulder pain and others. The technique treats both superficial and deeper internal problems.
Prevents Reoccurrence of Problems
The Graston technique realigns the makeup of the restricted soft tissues to prevent pain and motion restriction happening again. With these restrictions removed and the nerve fiber activated, the chances that the complications due to the injury reoccurring is minimal.
When you get deep tissue injury, you are most likely to develop myofascial adhesions and scars in the tissue. This leads to restriction of your range of motion, which can affect the way you handle your daily tasks. The Graston Technique identifies where these restrictions are and helps remove them to improve your health.