Secrest Family Chiropractic in Scottsdale can Help Improve Mobility and Relieve Pain with the Graston Technique
This technique may be new to you, but it can be very beneficial to treat scar tissue and all soft tissue conditions. The Graston Technique has been patented and is used by a chiropractor as well as other health care professionals. It is a form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to find muscle knots or other restrictions. The chiropractor will then break up the tissue using the tools to help the problem area to be more mobile and functional. Secrest Family Chiropractic is a Scottsdale AZ Graston Technique provider. Dr. Daniel P. Secrest, DC would be happy to discuss this technique with you to find out if it is a good fit for your needs.
What Conditions Would Benefit from Visiting a Chiropractor Who Is an AZ Graston Technique Provider?
There are many conditions that could benefit from the Graston Technique. Here is a look at some of the conditions that are most commonly treated with this technique.
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Hip, knee, neck, shoulder, back, wrist, ankle, and heel pain
- Scar tissue
- Trigger finger
- Injuries of the hamstring
- IT Band Syndrome
Many athletes rely on visiting their AZ Graston Technique provider to speed up the recovery time from injuries. Scar tissue is broken up by the metal instruments, which makes the underlying tissue smoother. This will decrease inflammation and pain and increase the athlete's range of motion. They can get back to their usual activities much quicker.
What Should I Expect During Treatment with the Graston Technique?
Treatment will begin with a thorough assessment of the patient and a plan will be made. There will then be a warm-up followed by the Graston Technique. There will be some therapeutic discomfort with this technique, similar to other forms of manual therapy or soft tissue release. When the technique has been completed, there will be a period of stretching, exercises to strengthen the problem area and ice. In some cases, a patient may bruise or see red streaks after treatment. Be sure to ask the chiropractor any questions you may have before beginning treatment.