If You’re Living with Pain, the Graston Technique Could Help!
If you haven’t heard of it yet, know that you could benefit from the Graston technique!
Is an injury not recovering as quickly as you expected? The team at Step Ahead Physical Therapy in Cambridge and Marblehead, MA, offers the Graston Technique to help uncover underlying issues.
How the Graston Technique Can Benefit You
There are many methods available for injury recovery – most of which are generally effective. However, there are times when that’s just not the case. Why? And how can the Graston Technique help? Our team at Step Ahead Physical Therapy in Cambridge and Marblehead, MA, explains below.
Why Am I Not Recovering?
The human body is made up of multiple layers of tissues – some that are too deep for traditional techniques to reach. The deepest levels often develop scar tissue and painful knots. Unfortunately, no matter how much you stretch or how many massages you have, you might never reach those deepest tissues, leaving the knots and scar tissue to worsen and cause pain and other symptoms for years.
The Graston Technique utilizes simple yet highly effective tools to identify constrictions in the deep tissues. A stainless steel instrument will be moved across the skin to detect areas of trouble. The same tool can then be used to massage the area, breaking down scar tissue and stimulating blood flow.
Benefits of the Graston Technique
The Graston Technique can provide many benefits, including but not limited to:
- Identifying troubled areas that might not be detected through other means
- Speeding up recovery time
- Reduction in need for anti-inflammatory medications
- Break up knots and adhesions that can restrict range of motion and might be responsible for various health conditions
- Reduction in muscle spasms
- Natural pain relief
- Increases flexibility
What Conditions Is the Graston Technique Used to Treat?
The answer to this can be as varied as the individual patient, as treatment plans are customized to meet specific needs. However, some common conditions it is effective in treating include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Myofascial pain
- Scar tissue that has resulted from surgery
- Chronic back or shoulder pain
It doesn't have to be a recent injury for the Graston Technique to help. Whether you sustained an injury in the last month or it can be traced back to childhood, this method can be effective in providing the relief you desire.
Find out if the Graston Technique can benefit you by visiting our team at Step Ahead Physical Therapy in Cambridge and Marblehead, MA. Schedule an appointment by calling (781) 797-0844 today.
What else should I know about the Graston Technique?
Before adding the Graston Technique to your treatment plan, here are some helpful facts to keep in mind:
It is used by more than 500 professional and amateur sports organizations.
It is used by 16 NBA teams, 18 NFL teams, 16 MLB teams.
It is part of the curriculum at more than 50 colleges and universities.
It is applied at more than 3,600 outpatient facilities.
More than 31,000 clinicians worldwide use it.
The Graston technique may help you find relief
Are you ready to begin your journey towards relief and recovery with the Graston Technique? We’re committed to helping you heal and get back to your pain-free life!
Click here to request an appointment at Step Ahead Physical Therapy today to meet with one of our dedicated Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapists.