The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently. Florida Coast Chiropractic Clinic is very excited to be offering this remarkable procedure that allows us to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Scar tissue and/or adhesions can reduce range of motion and cause pain. The Graston® Technique has been effective in treating many soft-tissue dysfunctions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical pain, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, joint sprain, muscle strain, painful scars and more.
Graston® Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables certified clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially-designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft-tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Graston Technique Goals
The general goals of the therapy are to reduce the patient's pain and increase function through a combination of:
Breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are usually associated with some form of trauma to the soft tissue (e.g., a strained muscle or a pulled ligament, tendon, or fascia).
Reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated (e.g., muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments).
Promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.
Arm and leg pain
Scar tissue/ muscle adhesions
Car accident injuries
Pregnancy related pains