How The Graston Technique Can Help You Find Lasting Relief From Your Pain!

Graston Technique Cambridge, MA

If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, recently received a sprain in one of your joints, or deal with neck or ankle pain, then you know just how limiting and painful everyday activity can become. Physical therapy offers relief from these conditions as well as dozens of others.

Contact Wood Associates Physical Therapy in Cambridge, MA today for more information about Graston Technique® and how it can benefit you!

What Is The Graston Technique?

Graston Technique® is an innovative form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

An emollient is placed on the skin in the area to be treated and each instrument employs a beveled treatment edge. The treatment edge facilitates the breakdown of scar tissue and stimulates blood flow to the injured area, accelerating the natural healing process.

There is some misinformation about Graston Technique® on the internet: the treatment is not painful and should not cause any bruising. Our physical therapist at Wood Associates Physical Therapy highly trained in the use of this method of treatment to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, relieve pain and inflammation, and release muscle tension.

Common Conditions Graston Technique Can Treat

There is a wide array of benefits that Graston Technique offers. Besides the ones previously mentioned, here is a list of conditions Graston Technique can treat:

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)
  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, or are experiencing painful symptoms associated with them, it’s time to contact a physical therapy for treatment. Your physical therapist here at Wood Associates Physical Therapy will be able to properly assess your condition, and assemble a comprehensive treatment plan for your recovery, which may even include Graston Technique®!

Contact Wood Associates Physical Therapy Today

If you are struggling with any of the conditions mentioned above, or are feeling pain in your joints keeping you from your everyday activities and routine, don’t worry. Help isn’t further than a simple call away.

Contact our Cambridge, MA office today to set up an appointment with one of our trained physical therapist to learn more about Graston Technique® and how it can relieve your pain symptoms.

 

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