WHAT IS the 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 stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
- Increases skin temperature
- Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
- Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
- Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblast and mast cells
Is the Treatment Painful?
There is a possibility that you may experience some minor discomfort during the first few procedures, and some bruising may appear briefly following the treatment. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.
What Is the Frequency of Treatment?
Patients usually receive two treatments per week over four to five weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the third or fourth treatment.
What Kind of Results Does Graston® Technique Produce?
Historically, the Graston Technique has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries and pre/post-surgical patients.
Can Anyone Obtain the Instruments?
Only clinicians who have been trained and accredited in the Graston Technique are qualified to obtain the Graston Technique instruments and apply the technique to treat patients.
If you would like more information about Graston Technique and/or how it may help you, please call 920-434-2221, and one of our clinicians will be more than happy to discuss it with you.