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  • 19Mar

    The Graston Technique

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    We wanted to refresh your memory on a soft tissue treatment technique called Graston. Our team at Rehab Dynamics utilizes the Graston Technique in conjunction with other manual therapy.

     

    The Graston Technique was developed by amateur athlete David Graston. He was frustrated with his success during his rehabilitation and soon began developing a number of instruments to treat his soft tissues. He began to see signs of personal recovery and began to collaborate with personnel at Ball State University and Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. The Graston Technique and instruments were then born as a result.

     

    The Graston Technique is described as “an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion.”

     

    Common Conditions Treated:

    Achilles tendonitis and other types of ankle pain

    IT Band Syndrome

    Plantar Fasciitis and other foot pain

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other painful wrist problems

    Fibromyalgia

    Lumbar strain

    Tennis and Golf Elbow

    Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)

    Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and similar types of shoulder pain

    Cervicothoracic sprain and other neck pain

    Patellofemoral disorders and other painful knee issues

    shin splints

    scar tissue

    trigger finger

    Caesarean and post-Mastectomy scarring

     

    Benefits of Graston Technique:

    A decrease in the overall treatment time required for an injury

    Quicker recovery/rehabilitation

    Less need for the use of anti-inflammatory medication

    Resolution of chronic conditions thought to be permanent

     

    Call us today with questions on how Graston Technique could help you in your recovery! (985) 871-7878