An article posted by Spine Health in 2013 outlines the uses and benefits for Graston technique, a manual therapy used on soft tissue to assist a chiropractic practitioner to “identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue”. Healthcare practitioners use the Graston Technique to ultimately reduce a patient’s pain through
- Breaking down scar tissue
- Stretching connective tissue
- Promoting the healing of injured soft tissue
The article also states that there is a correlation between Graston Technique and neurological benefits, showing that instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) therapy activates certain nerve fibers. To read the article, visit https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/graston-technique-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-manual-therapy-back-pain.
Encompass offers Graston Technique therapy for its clients, visit https://encompasscalgary.com/ for more information and to book an appointment.