Graston Technique® is widely used for common back and shoulder problems as well as pain associated with acute or chronic soft tissue injury anywhere in the body. This includes injury to the skin, muscles and connective tissues. Examples of soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury.
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Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is a unique form of soft tissue therapy which focuses on treating the pain and discomfort caused by tensions or scar tissue in muscles.
Therapists use six specially-designed instruments to detect and resolve problematic areas in muscles and tendons. Through focused work with Graston instruments, patients often find quick and long lasting relief from pain and an increased range of motion.
GT therapy is a form of instrument-assisted soft-tissue therapy that delivers a deep and more intense variation on manual therapy. Unlike general chiropractic therapy or massage, GT therapists use specially-designed instruments to apply a distinct form of massage.
By running the Graston instruments over the patient’s skin, the therapist is able to locate muscle damage that may be causing pain or restricting movements. These same tools are then used to break up the damaged tissue to restore mobility and function by using very specific, calculated massage techniques.
Unlike other manipulation therapies, Chiropractic Therapy focuses on the manipulation of the spine through a series of adjustments and mobilizations. Adjustments are commonly high-velocity motions applied to abnormal vertebra with the goal to improve symmetry and functionality. Chiropractic mobilization refers to a slow manipulation and stretching of muscles and joints with the goal of increasing the range of motion within specific areas of the spine.