What is the Graston Technique?
Dr. John Schofield is certified in patented form of soft tissue work known as Graston Technique. It 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 Dr. Schofield 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. Improvement from use of the Graston Technique can be seen in as little as four to five weeks.
What Conditions Are Typically Treated?
While you can discuss with your chiropractor 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
Is this the right treatment for me?
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 may be the right fit for you. Even acute conditions that come on suddenly, but have long recovery times, are typically considered for this form of treatment.