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Graston Technique

Graston Technique

Your New York Rehab Experts can perform the Graston Technique at any of our three New York or New Jersey-based locations. Come see us in New York City, New York or Jersey City, New Jersey to help diagnose and treat your soft tissue fibrosis and chronic inflammation.

 

What is the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique was created by an athlete by the name of David Graston after he sustained a knee injury after water skiing. His experience with this injury led him to design a set of revolutionary tools that assisted with rehabilitation.

The Graston Technique is a unique treatment protocol that uses an instrument to mobilize soft tissues to stimulate healing. This form of treatment is evidence-based and has been shown to be effective at assessing and improving scar tissue, range of motion limitations, and fascial restrictions. This technique may be helpful with conditions, such as tennis elbow, lumbar strains or sprains, and Achilles tendinitis.

 

What are the benefits of the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique has been used worldwide on professional athletes and non-athletic patients alike. This approach offers many benefits, including a decrease in the overall time required for treatment, less need for anti-inflammatory drugs, ability to alleviate chronic conditions, faster rehabilitation and recovery times, and a better way to achieve optimal range of motion for patients.

Chiropractors,physical therapists, and an assortment of athletic trainers can all praise the advantages of this auxiliary treatment protocol. If you would like to learn more about the Graston Technique, give us a call.

 

What can I expect during the Graston Technique?

Your New York Rehab Experts will work with you to assess your symptoms and medical history. Doing this will assist your treatment team in deciding if the Graston Technique will be helpful with your case.

Before undergoing the Graston Technique, you may be instructed to complete some form of relatively gentle cardiovascular activity. In addition, your health care provider may apply heat or ultrasound to the affected area to warm up the soft tissues. The practitioner will use the Graston Technique instruments to scan your body and then treat the affected area by manipulating the instruments with specific massage techniques. Patients may experience some discomfort during and after the treatment protocol.