Chiropractic Toolkit: The Graston Technique

Fighting adhesive scar tissue buildup with the Graston Technique

Scar tissue is a normal and predictable part of injury recovery but it becomes problematic when adhesions begin to appear in the fascia. (What’s that you say?) The fascia is the thin layer of tissue that stretches across the entire surface of your body. These adhesions in the fascia can bind tissue together causing stiffness and pain; at their worse, they can even trap nerves. The Graston Technique, using a specialized set of tools, seeks to stop excessive scar tissue and adhesion from occurring. 


Graston technique for injury rehabilitation

Fighting fascia adhesion and breaking up scar tissue are two of the main objectives of the Graston technique. As the Graston tool delves into your soft tissue, we mobilize the muscles and stimulate a healing response akin to massage therapy, the only difference being that this is an instrument-assisted technique. The Graston technique utilizes a set of six tools, each with a slightly different shape with a beveled leading edge to find and treat problems in your soft tissues. This is a low-risk and therapeutic technique that helps improve rehabilitation time.  

Graston technique is an integral part of the chiropractor’s toolbox

At Associates in Chiropractic, we utilize a full range of modalities and the latest cutting edge tools to provide your body with the level of care you deserve. Because we specialize in natural, non-invasive healthcare, our success in treating your spine begins with a conversation that helps us to determine how we can help and what modalities to use. If you are interested in using chiropractic to feel less pain, recover from injury quicker and feel better, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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