At Hall Family Chiropractic, we offer Graston Technique to our patients. This remarkable procedure allows us to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can lead to pain and dysfunction. In the healing process, our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons and ligaments with “scar tissue”, much like the scar that forms on the skin when you’ve scraped or banged your knee. As you can imagine, that scar tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy, undamaged tissue.
Over time we can have a build up of this fibrous scar tissue, particularly in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve).
Graston Technique allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along your muscles, tendons or ligaments and acts like a “scar tissue” stethoscope. When we find knots or bands of scar tissue, both you and I feel a restriction. The instrument then “breaks up” this restriction or adhesion.
Graston technique is very different from massage therapy and produces long-lasting results.