Have you heard about the Graston Technique or know someone that has had it and wondered if it would be right for you? Schofield Chiropractic PC can answer some of your questions.
What is the Graston Technique?
A patented form of soft tissue work, the Graston Technique uses a set of six core stainless steel tools to break down scar tissue with a specialized form of massage. It is non-surgical and helps better the connective tissue found all throughout the body. The special tools help the practitioner or chiropractor find and identify the areas of restriction where the scar tissue is and break it down through scraping the area with the tool.
What Are Some of the Benefits of the Graston Technique?
Faster Recovery Times – If you are in rehabilitation for an injury, you will see faster recovery times while getting this treatment along with your therapy.
More Pain Free Moments – If you are plagued with painful conditions, the Graston Technique can free up your body and improve range of motion and pain. For many, they lessen the number of pain medications and anti-inflammatory medications they are taking when using this technique.
Less Treatment Time – With an accelerated recovery time, that means less time in treatment and more time for you to do what you would like to do. Graston Technique typically only takes four to five weeks.
What Conditions Are Typically Treated?
While you can talk over with your chiropractor or healthcare provider if the Graston Technique is right for you, here are some of the common conditions treated:
- IT Band Problems
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cervical Neck Pain
- Hamstring Pulls
- Hip Pain
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Back Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Scar Tissue and Caesarean Scarring
And many more conditions that have pain and inflammation.
Should I Get the Graston Technique?
If you feel that you are not recovering fast enough with your rehabilitation or if you have a chronic condition that causes you to have pain and inflammation on a regular basis, then the Graston Technique would probably benefit you. Even acute conditions that come on suddenly but have long recovery times typically should be considered for this form of treatment.
Call Schofield Chiropractic PC Today
Schofield Chiropractic PC serves areas of Cedar Falls and Waterloo with chiropractic care and soft tissue pain relief like the Graston Technique. Call or come by the office to see if we are right for you.