DON’T LET MUSCULAR INJURIES GET YOU DOWN!
Do you ever have aching pain in your muscles that gets worse when you use them? Have you ever had a massage and felt like they just couldn’t get deep enough? This could be an indication that you have myofascial pain. This often results from scar tissue formation from either trauma (like whiplash), overuse syndrome (such as shoulder tendonitis or tennis elbow), repetitive motion (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) or poor posture.
The Graston Technique offers a unique solution for fixing the scar tissue or adhesions associated with myofascial pain. When a muscle or tendon is either torn or over-worked, adhesions form within the soft-tissue fibers. These adhesions can then cause pain and restricted movements and contribute to feeling stiff. This is often seen in the neck and shoulders (from computer work) and the low back and hips.
The Graston Technique utilizes specialized instruments that can detect these inelastic tissues and help break down these painful adhesions. When combined with stretching and strengthening exercises, this can often get rid of both chronic and acute muscle pain. It has been our experience that patients with chronic pain from whiplash and sports injuries respond well to the Graston Technique.
Have you ever wondered how Michael Phelps recovered after enduring his brutal workouts that helped him win a record 22 Olympic medals? In a recent interview, Phelps noted that regular Graston Treatments were an important component of his ongoing training. Graston Technique is used by more than 15,000 clinicians and by more than 214 professional and amateur sports organizations. This includes the NFL, the NBA, MLB, and the PGA.
Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75–90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and post-surgical patients.
Graston Treats Acute and Chronic Conditions:
- 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 Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints
In Conjunction with Adjustments
Graston and Chiropractic adjustments are commonly used together when treating musculoskeletal injuries. Adjusting can break up fibrosis and adhesions around the joint while the Graston tools can work further down the muscle insertion and into the muscle belly. Adjustment also help calm muscle spasms once the joint motion is properly restored. It’s a great One, Two Punch to knockout your troubles!
Condition specific exercises help to improve range of motion, decrease pain, and retrain altered motor patterns. Our clinicians train you how to do exercises that will speed your response to treatment and have longer lasting effects.
The Graston Technique is a Revolutionary Therapy for Treating Chronic Muscle Pain.
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Spinal and Sports Care Clinic
12905 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-0731