Soft Tissue Mobilization
Guided healing techniques for realignment and breaking down scar tissue through specialized instruments.
Chiropractic Care with the Graston Technique
The Graston Technique is a form of soft tissue mobilization using special instruments. Generally, after overuse or tissue injury, healing occurs haphazardly. This creates scarring. This scarring often results in a restricted range of motion and pain. The Graston technique enables us to find small, harder-to-detect adhesions easier while permitting deep, efficient work by breaking down scar tissue and realigning muscle fibers. The technique uses specially-designed instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercises. This combination helps specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Benefits of the Graston Technique
The Graston Technique provides a wide number of potential benefits. Firstly, it helps to separate and break down collagen cross-links. It can also play with and stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers. The technique facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern, which helps reduce muscle stiffness. On the back, this therapy alters spinal reflex activity. The Graston Technique can also increase the rate of blood flow to and from the target area, which facilitates oxygen and nutrient distribution. Increasing blood flow also produces more cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells, and increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity. Overall, this technique produces a wide array of results that all help promotes the body’s natural regeneration processes.
The office of Drs. Abrams, Piazza, and Julewicz specializes in the diagnosis and overall treatment of back & spinal damage. We offer tools and techniques to assess and eliminate the pain of our clients while instructing them in ways to prevent future injuries. Our multi-dimensional approach offers a broad prescription for relief.