Living with constant pain is something nobody wants to experience. The Graston Technique is a new innovative and effective approach that was designed for treatment of connective soft tissue injuries. The Graston Technique allows physicians to break down fibrous adhesions and fascial restrictions by using an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. This technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments that can detect and treat areas that show soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

The main goal of The Graston Technique is to change the way soft tissue injuries are treated, preventing acute injuries from becoming chronic, and reversing the outcomes for conditions that were once believed to be chronic. Research has confirmed the effectiveness of the Graston Technique. This technique is used by professional teams such as the Miami Heat and San Francisco 49ers. It is also used in universities such as, UCLA, University of Texas, and Indiana University.

The Graston Technique has been successful in the treatment of many afflictions, such as; carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, tendonitis, cervical pain, joint pain, muscle strain, painful scars, De Quervain’s Syndrome, IT band syndrome, post fracture pain, plantar fasciitis, epicondylitis, and fibromyalgia.

There were many cases that found that The Graston Technique not only reduced numbness but patients’ functional capabilities increased in both their everyday lives as well as at work. The results of research conducted in 2009 in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), showed that healing “accelerates” when instrument-assisted cross-fiber instruments are used. Results also showed that 43% of knee ligaments were stronger when using an instrument-assisted cross-fiber massage.

If you are living with any of these painful injuries, make an appointment at Access Physical Therapy & Wellness today. The Graston Technique can significantly improve your livelihood and well being while being as non-invasive as possible.

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