Is a relatively new soft tissue therapy to be used in Australia. It consists of a number of patent stainless steel instruments that are used in the detection and treatment of adhesions that may be found in muscles, tendons and ligaments. These adhesions occur when the body heals itself and may lead to pain and dysfunction in the affected area.
As the instrument is moved over the skin it will give a restricted or granular feeling when it encounters adhesed areas which are felt by both the practitioner and the patient.
The instruments are then used to 'break-up' these restrictions. Stretching exercises will then be implemented to promote fiber re-alignment so that they function more like normal, healthy tissue.
It is more effective in detecting and breaking up tissue adhesions than other manual techniques and results are seen in a short amount of time.
On average the number of treatments given for a particular area is 4 - 12.
Below is a list of common conditions that respond well to Graston Technique
Graston Technique also works well in treating soft tissue contractures associated with joint dysfunction, such as osteoarthritis.
If you have not experienced the Graston Technique and you still have lingering discomfort or stiffness, please ask us whether you may be helped by this effective treatment.
For more information visit www.grastontechnique.com or talk to one of our Central City Chiropractors on 94868653