What is Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.
- Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays & stretches connective tissue & muscle fibers.
- Increases skin temperature.
- Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern.
- Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment).
- Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area.
- Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells.
- Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity.
Graston helps to decreases overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent.
Why is Scar Tissue a problem?
Scar tissue limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, which prevents the patient from functioning as he or she did before the injury.
It is common to experience minor discomfort during the treatment and bruising after. This is apart of the healing process.