Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated
(copied from Graston Technique website see link above)
The Graston Technique, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists — and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Clinical Applications of Graston
|The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:|
|Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)||Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)||Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)|
|Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)||Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)|
|Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)||Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)|
|Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)||Fibromyalgia|
|Scar Tissue||Trigger Finger|
Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 3000 clinicians—including athletic trainers, chiropractors, hand therapists, occupational and physical therapists.
GT is utilized at some 450 out-patient facilities and industrial on-sites, by more than 60 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 15 respected colleges and universities.
For the clinician:
Provides improved diagnostic treatment
Detects major and minor fibrotic changes
Reduces manual stress; provides hand and joint conservation
Increases patient satisfaction by achieving notably better outcomes
Expands business and revenue opportunities
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
Continues to engage in everyday activities
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
|ProCARE is one of the only facilities in the Kansas City area certified and listed on the Graston Technique website. If you would like to find out more information on how we may be able to help you or the people you love, please contact us. We look forward to serving you.|