Graston Technique


Graston Technique

What Is the Graston Technique and How Does It Work?

The Graston Technique is a specific technique of manual therapy, used by chiropractors. The Graston Technique uses tools to mobilize and lengthen soft tissue and muscles, creating increased flexibility and range of motion. The technique focuses on cross-fiber massage to break down collagen found in adhesions and scar tissue. It can be used as an individual treatment, or in combination with other treatments including therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Graston Technique?

Anyone can benefit from the Graston Tecnhique, and it is especially helpful for athletes, sports enthusiasts, and people who want to enjoy greater muscle mobility with less pain.

Benefits of the Graston Technique

The Graston Technique offers some important benefits, including:

  • Improved mobility, which provides increased range-of-motion
  • Greater pain relief, which allows you to get back to your daily activities
  • Quicker results, which allow you to begin rehabilitation sooner
  • Decreased overall treatment time, so you can recover faster
  • Reduced need for anti-inflammatory medications and their side-effects
  • Resolution of chronic conditions, so you can enjoy great health again

What To Expect During a Graston Technique Session

During your Graston Technique session, your chiropractor will perform a thorough assessment of your symptoms, range-of-motion, flexibility, and other factors. Tools will be applied to your skin to locate areas of scar tissue, knots, or adhesions. The tools are then used to break up the adhesion, scar tissue, or knot to facilitate increased movement and flexibility.

Why Choose the Graston Technique

When you choose the Graston Technique, you will enjoy reduced pain, improved function, and enhanced range-of-motion. The Graston Technique stretches connective tissue to realign muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As a result, the Graston Technique creates a better environment for soft tissue healing.

Want To Know More About the Graston Technique?

To discover more about the Graston Technique and how it can help you, call Dr. Mark Wesely and Dr. Michelle Wesely at Wesely Family Chiropractic in Glen Ellyn, IL. You can reach them in the office by calling (630) 790-3335, so call today.

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