The Graston Technique is used for injury recovery and is performed using an instrument. Instruments in this procedure are used to assist with soft tissue mobilization. This is beneficial for treating movement difficulties that are caused by changes to the structures of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. At Cutitta Chiropractic, our chiropractor has years of experience performing Graston Technique adjustments for residents of Greenfield and the surrounding areas.
How it is Performed?
The tools and instruments used in the Graston Technique are used in a couple of different ways. First, our chiropractor may use the tools to determine the location of any muscle knots or restrictions. This is accomplished by running the tools over your skin to feel for scar tissue that may be contributing to your pain and restricting your movement. These tools are also used to break up this restrictive tissue to restore both functionality and mobility.
What Are the Benefits?
Patients typically experience both pain relief and enhanced mobility immediately following Graston Technique adjustment. However, pain may come back before following up. This is where active rehab comes in. The pain reduction and increase in mobility following Graston Technique adjustment allow patients to perform rehabilitation exercises more easily. This creates a positive feedback cycle, increasing patients’ mobility, strengthening their muscle fibers, and reducing the risk of future re-injury.
Who Benefits from Graston Technique?
Patients suffering from the following medical conditions often benefit from Graston Technique adjustments:
- IBT syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Trigger finger
- Swelling reduction or edema
- Traumatic or post-surgical adhesions or scars
- Carpal tunnel
- Ulnar nerve entrapment
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
Not all patients are perfect candidates for the Graston Technique. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine if the Graston Technique adjustment is right for you. During your initial session, our chiropractor will determine the source of your pain. Our chiropractor will examine affected tissues to determine where your greatest restrictions are.
From there, we will proceed to check for any bruising and give you some corrective exercises to complete. These exercises will allow our chiropractic adjustments to be as effective as possible. Each patient will undergo a different number of sessions depending on the diagnosis. Generally, the benefits of Graston Technique adjustments appear more quickly than those of traditional chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractor in Greenfield
At Cutitta Chiropractic, we have years of experience performing chiropractic adjustments for the benefit of patients in Greenfield and the surrounding areas. For more information on the Graston Technique or to schedule an appointment, call us at (412) 235-7103.