GRASTON Technique

Graston Technique Certified Chiropractor

At Gallatin Valley Chiropractic, we believe that life is made of movement, and having a body that can move freely and painlessly is a gift.  We are committed to helping your body heal to it’s maximum potential. In order to fulfill this mission, we utilize additional therapies to complement and enhance our Chiropractic adjustments!

One therapy that we at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic use often for muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries is Graston Technique. Graston Technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique using a specialized set of tools, shaped to fit different parts of the body.  In sore or painful areas where there has been inflamed tissue for any length of time, there can be a change in muscle texture due to the laying down of collagen fibers (scar tissue) in an effort to heal. 

What Graston Technique does, is resurface these tissues. Smoothing out the surface and interactions of muscles, ligaments, and tendons helps to improve fluid motion, and reduce discomfort. 

At the cellular level, Graston Technique breaks adhesions, and restores normal interactions between muscle, tendon and ligament surfaces. This enables the treated area to move freely without restriction, and to heal with full range of motion and better function. 

Graston Technique is suited to treat a variety of conditions in all stages: 

  • Achilles Tendinitis/osis (ankle pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Cervicothoracic Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/osis (tennis elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/osis (tennis elbow)
  • Lumbosacral Sprain/Strain (back pain)
  • Medial Epicondylitis/osis (golfer's elbow)
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis/osis (foot pain)
  • Post surgeries such as joint replacements, RTC repairs (once post-surgical protocol allows for soft tissue mobilization/manual therapy)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/osis (shoulder pain)
  • Scar Tissue/post-surgical scars (once completely closed)
  • Patients demonstrating central and/or peripheral sensitization (only used in light stroking/brushing mode to desensitize)
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women's Health (post-mastectomy and Caesarean scarring)

Graston Therapy works best by repeatedly resurfacing scarred tissues at successive visits for a length of time. Simple soft tissue strains can be alleviated in as few as 2 to 3 treatments in the course of a week or two; whereas a more involved condition such as significant postsurgical scarring or a severe muscle tear can take a more lengthy course of care.

The most important part of a Graston Technique appointment is the assessment. Our doctors are trained to thoroughly assess for the type of texture, adhesion, and loss of function that Graston is designed to help. If Graston therapy sounds like a treatment option for your pain, give us a call and ask about it! We're happy to consult with you on your particular concerns. 

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