Soft Tissue Techniques
Graston Technique® is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post-surgical.
About Graston Technique
Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 7,500 clinicians worldwide—including athletic trainers, chiropractors, hand therapists, occupational and physical therapists.
GT is utilized at some 825 out-patient facilities and industrial on-sites, by more than 125 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 32 respected colleges and universities.
For the patient:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
For employers and the healthcare industry:
- Allows patients to remain on the job
- Reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications
- Contributes to reduction of labor and healthcare costs, direct and indirect
Research conducted by Graston Technique® trained clinicians at Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, found that the controlled micro trauma induced through Graston Technique® protocol, increased the amount of fibroblasts to the treated area. That amount of inflammation to the scar tissue helps initiate the healing cascade. The structure of the tissue is rearranged, and damaged tissue is replaced by new tissue. Ice is then applied to reduce the pain and exercise is implemented to increase function and range of motion.
Other clinical studies continue to document the success of Graston Technique®, generally achieving better outcomes when compared to traditional therapies, and resolving injuries that have failed to respond to other therapies.
Active Release Technique:
We utilize many different techniques and forms of treatment based on the requirements of each patient. When necessary we may utilize Active Release Technique (ART®) as one type of treatment.
It is our mandate to ensure that we are able to offer each and every one of our clients the very best in treatments and care. We do this by keeping ourselves aware of the latest technology that can be used in enhancing an individual’s health through chiropractic services. ART definitely falls into this category and for this reason we put the time into become fully trained in the Active Release Technique.
This is a highly specialized form of treatment where the techniques used in it have been patented. The core purpose of this treatment is to treat the over used muscles that end up causing many different ailments such as …
General muscles soreness, Tendons and ligament discomfort, Fascia and nerve problems, Headaches, Back pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Shin splints, Should pain, Sciatica, Plantar fasciitis, Knee problems, Tennis elbow
In many cases all of these ailments are caused by or are aggravated by over used muscles and the soft tissue in the specific areas. When this happens changes take place which creates the symptoms and pain that is experienced. The symptoms can include tingling, numbness, weakness, and reduced range of motion, and the pain can range from a dull aching pain to acute sharp pain.
The ART® Treatment
This treatment begins with an examination by one of our highly trained ART® professionals. Once the findings of the examination have been determined then a very specific course of treatment is planned and carried out to address the issues. The techniques are comprised of a combination of moves that are required to correct the problem. There are over 500 specific moves that can be offered in an ART® treatment and the combination of those that are to be used are based on the individual’s needs. This form of treatment may be used in conjunction with the Graston Technique.