Graston Sports Therapy is a non-invasive manual therapy that integrates unique instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) technique to eliminate fascia restrictions and scar tissue. This method uses specialized instruments used to reduce pain and restore the body’s full range of motion after suffering a sports injury. The therapy provides long-lasting relief to patients with chronic pain, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system problems. Our chiropractor at Secrest Family Chiropractic provides holistic therapeutic services to the people of Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and Scottsdale, AZ.
What Conditions Can Graston Sports Therapy Treat?
- Neck/Shoulder pain
- Golfer’s/Tennis elbow
- Severe scars
- Rotator cuff/Wrist tendonitis
- Muscle sprains/strains
- Joint injuries
- Chronic pain
- Repetitive stress injuries
Benefits of Graston Sports Therapy
There are various benefits to receiving Graston Sports Therapy. Common reasons include:
- Reduced inflammation
- Long-term pain relief
- Improved body function
- Increased range of motion
- Enhanced oxygen and blood circulation
How Is Graston Sports Therapy Performed?
Our therapist will use specially designed Graston equipment to identify and treat soft tissue injuries. Each tool is designed with a particular body part in mind for the best outcome. The stainless-steel tools allow the doctor to access and cure deeper fascia restrictions, thus facilitating optimal healing. The duration of treatment is pretty brief, usually a maximum of 6 minutes. Unlike other treatment options, the Graston technique often allows patients to experience immediate relief, quicker treatment, and recovery time.
Our specialist uses a specific tool for a particular body part. The instrument runs along the injured area as our chiropractor stays alert for any bumpy or rough feeling under the skin. Once the knot is spotted, we can use non-invasive procedures to gradually alleviate the affected area. The friction helps promote and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. In addition, the technique allows our chiropractor to detect even minor abnormalities in the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, which improves diagnostic precision and treatment.
The speed and pressure applied are dependent on the patient’s condition and can vary throughout the treatment process. The treatment plan also involves stretching exercises after each session to gauge the effectiveness of the procedure. Typically, a patient will attend two treatment sessions each week over a five-week duration.
Contact Us for Optimal Pain Relief from Our Scottsdale Chiropractor
Graston Sports Therapy is ideal for professional athletes and individuals who perform strenuous activities. At Secrest Family Chiropractic, we stress the unparalleled benefits of holistic and non-invasive treatment options. Our chiropractor utilizes the Graston Technique to correct spinal misalignment, remove severe scar tissue, fascia restrictions, and ease pain and discomfort.
We use this technique on patients to address anomalies within the nervous and musculoskeletal system. If you have a chronic condition that’s destabilizing your life, contact our experienced Scottsdale, AZ chiropractic team today at (480) 994-4411 to schedule an appointment.