Graston Technique Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Brunswick, ME
It is easy to overlook some soft tissue injuries. However, without treatment, those who suffer these injuries face the possibility of pain and immobility due to adhesions and scar tissue. Patients who visit us at Wellness & Chiropractic Care in Brunswick, ME have access to a very effective treatment known as the Graston Technique. Our chiropractor administers this natural, noninvasive therapy using several handheld tools.
Understanding the Graston Technique
The Graston Technique is a type of advanced therapy useful for injuries to tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. It has been available since 1994.
Our chiropractor indicates that the principal benefit of this treatment is relief from discomfort. Compared to other types of therapy, the Graston Technique offers patients a faster recovery while they continue to swim, work, lift, train, and run.
Since most individuals undergo this therapy for four or five weeks, the overall treatment plan is built around the individual. This treatment also brings resolution to discomfort for some patients who have depended for years on pain and anti-inflammatory medication for their injuries.
The therapy is appropriate for dozens of problems with soft tissues. Some of the most common include:
- Pain affecting the ankle, wrist, neck, hip, back, knee, shoulder, or heel
- Trigger finger
- Scarring post-mastectomy or after a Caesarean section
- Golfer’s elbow
- Hamstring injuries
- Iliotibial Band
- Tennis elbow
What to Expect
Following a comprehensive physical exam and an assessment of symptoms, complaints, and health history, our Brunswick chiropractor determines whether this technique is the best one for the patient. Treatment typically takes 30 to 60 seconds per area and works by breaking up fibers of scar tissue and by soothing underlying tissue.
A session includes scanning the body with a tool to locate problems. Treatment involves rubbing each identified area with a special handheld tool that employs cross-friction massage. Motion stimulates injured areas by brushing or rubbing against the grain of any scar tissue adhesions. These specialized tools have rounded rather than sharp edges.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Brunswick, ME Chiropractor
Our patients at Wellness & Chiropractic Care in Brunswick, ME, have access to many options for chiropractic and wellness solutions. Our chiropractor, Dr. Anita Knopp, uses natural treatments that avoid surgery or medication. She matches each patient’s needs to the Graston Technique or other appropriate chiropractic therapy. We also offer services such as weight-bearing X-rays, nutritional counseling, and corrective exercises to reduce pain and expand range of motion.
Don’t let chronic pain or other health issues steal the lifestyle you love. Call us today at (207) 729-8656 to schedule an appointment and enjoy holistic solutions that guide you toward optimal health and wellness.