What is Graston Technique?
Graston technique is an instrument assisted soft tissue massage method that is utilized to locate and treated soft tissue dysfunctions including tendonitis, muscle strain/tear, ‘knots’, and scar tissue restrictions.
What conditions does Graston?
Dr. Vance uses Graston technique on patients with golfers elbow, tennis elbow, chronic muscle ‘knots’, headaches, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, and scar tissue restrictions. Many chronic conditions with scar tissue built up find great relief from Graston Technique.
What to expect from Graston?
Dr. Vance will take an initial history and perform an examination to find specific restrictions in movement that is causing pain, nerve impingement or limitations in movement. Graston is a metal tool that, with emollient, will be utilized to ‘scrape’ the scar tissue / restritions. Mild discomfort can be felt during treatment with significant relief felt almost immediately. Dermal level bruising (on the skin) is a common side effect of Graston as scar tissue is broken down and will be utilized when ART is a hands on treatment where Dr. Vance applies pressure to muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments while having the patient move through an active range of motion utilizing specific treatment protocols.