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Physical Therapy Benefits of the Graston Technique


December 21, 2016

Your body is replete with soft tissues that help maintain and support the various organs, muscles, and nerves in your body. However, many injuries can damage soft tissue and impair your ability to utilize certain areas of your body. The Graston Technique is an innovative treatment that can alleviate injuries that involve soft tissue damage. If you are experiencing pain in a certain area of your body, you should learn about the Graston Technique treatment that premier Wyoming physical therapy services can provide.

Graston Technique

The best Cheyenne physical therapists can effectively perform the Graston Technique. The technique entails various stainless steel instruments, each instrument varies in size and purpose, and therapy experts can use their advanced knowledge to determine which instruments would perform the function that you need. Experts can press the given instrument against your skin to detect any damaged tissue in the injured area of your body. Your therapist then moves the instrument over the surface of your skin in back-and-forth or circular motions. The rubbing of this instrument over your skin can mobilize the damaged tissue, remove the tension or toxins from the tissue, and eradicate any fascial restrictions that are causing you pain or limiting your range-of-motion. Although the Graston Technique is modern and innovative, the technique has garnered widespread popularity because the efficacy of the treatment is validated by scientific evidence and legitimized by the medical community.  

Types of Injuries

You can have top Wyoming physical therapists utilize the Graston Technique to treat many types of injuries. Numerous injuries consist of soft tissue in the muscles and tendons being damaged or torn. Injuries also typically entail excessive levels of scar tissue accumulating in the damaged area of your body. During your treatment sessions, your therapist can use the instruments to detect any tissue damage in the area, accurately identify the precise location of the tissue damage, and then use the instrument to relieve the pain and repair the damage. As a result, the Graston Technique can be used in many different areas of your body. The technique can help treat injuries in your neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle. The technique can also relieve diverse conditions that these areas often incur, such as sprains, strains, tears, or dislocations.  

Treatment Benefits

Many benefits accompany Graston Technique treatments. Premier Wyoming physical therapists can use the technique to remove excess scar tissue buildup, repair tissue damage, and eradicate toxins from the injured area of your body. In turn, the treatment can relieve the pain you are experiencing without you needing to take powerful and potentially dangerous medications. The technique also increases the blood flow to the given area, which then allows beneficial oxygen and nutrients to help heal the damaged tissue. This helps improve the strength of your muscle, expand the range-of-motion of your injured limb, and restore the proper functioning of your body. Additionally, the treatment has been proven to entirely treat chronic soft tissue conditions in a relatively short amount of time. As a result, the Graston technique treatment can alleviate the pain and accelerate the recovery process so you can resume your daily routines and physical activities as soon as possible.  

Contact North Platte Physical Therapy to provide the Graston Technique treatment. Our expert staff has earned a prestigious reputation by providing superior physical therapy services and by satisfying customers all throughout the Wyoming and Nebraska areas. We can provide you with the personalized service you deserve, we use the best treatment techniques available, and we would be happy to implement a therapy program that can treat the painful symptoms of your condition and maximize the healthy condition of your body.