Graston Technique at North Park Chiropractic
The Graston Technique is widely used by chiropractors to help treat soft tissue conditions. It is a manual therapy and uses various instruments to gently scrape the skin. This technique is a treatment that was created to help chiropractors identify areas of restriction to help break up scar tissue. If you are searching for a chiropractor in Bel Air or Havre de Grace who provides this procedure, our team at North Park Chiropractic is here to help.
Benefits of Graston Technique
The Graston Technique can be performed alone or combined with other chiropractic procedures. The main goal of using the Graston Technique is to decrease the pain that the patient is experiencing as well as increase function. The Graston Technique helps to:
- Break down scar tissue resulting from trauma to soft tissue such as a pulled ligament, tendon, fascia, or a strained muscle
- Decrease restrictions by stretching connective tissue and rearrange the affected soft tissue structures
- Provide an environment for the injured soft tissue to heal
Particular nerve fibers are activated when using the Graston Technique. It gives off a similar response to other manual treatments. We often use this technique to treat patients suffering from soft tissue injuries. The Graston Technique decreases the need for a patient to rely on pain medications and promotes a faster recovery time.
What to Expect
Before the procedure, you will be advised to complete five minutes of cardiovascular exercises, such as walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike. While you are at our office, you will be given a heat or ultrasound treatment to the injured area to help warm up the tissue. During the treatment, various instruments will be used to assess the location and severity of the injured tissues. Our chiropractors will then rub the affected area using the Graston Technique instrument while implementing various hands-on adjustments.
Treatments typically last 30 to 60 seconds for each area being treated. Patients usually experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Following treatment, you will be advised to ice the area for 15 to 20 minutes to help ease soreness and discomfort. In conjunction with the Graston Technique, we will recommend stretching and strengthening exercises to help restore the health and functionality of the injured tissue.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractors in Havre de Grace or Bel Air, MD
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort, our chiropractors will work with you to understand the root cause and how to effectively treat it. We offer a wide range of non-invasive techniques and will create a customized treatment plan that’s right for you. Call our Bel Air and Havre de Grace office today to schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how the Graston Technique can benefit you.