Graston Technique in Calgary
Graston Technique is a soft-tissue therapy that uses patented stainless steel instruments to detect and treat scar tissue and adhesions within and between layers of soft tissues throughout the body. At Encompass, we have the best experts who can offer Graston Technique in Calgary.
Benefits of Graston Technique
Graston® can be applied to muscles, ligaments, and tendons depending on the condition being treated. Graston® works to increase the blood flow to the tissue in question and to separate layers of tissue bound by pain-inducing, motion-limiting adhesions.
Graston® Technique is therapeutically beneficial for many conditions including but not limited to muscle strain and spasm, ligamentous sprains, and improvement of post-surgical scar mobility. Our chiropractors, physiotherapist, and our massage therapists all use Graston instruments as part of their treatments.
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FAQs on Graston Technique
Graston Technique is used to help alleviate tension in muscles and fascia. It is effective in restoring blood flow and motion to tight and overused muscles. Anyone with muscle aches or tension can benefit from Graston Technique.
At Encompass Sports Therapy, we use all-in-one pricing, meaning that you do not pay extra for Graston. No matter how many treatment techniques are used, or how many areas of the body are treated, patients still pay the same price.
Graston can be slightly painful, but a trained therapist knows how to apply Graston without causing too much discomfort. As Graston is breaking fascial adhesions, there can be some tenderness, but no more than with a deep tissue massage.
Graston Technique is covered by personal healthcare plans under the heading of whichever discipline is performing Graston. If our physiotherapist is performing Graston Technique, the treatment would fall under physiotherapy. If our chiropractor was performing Graston, then the treatment would be covered by chiropractic coverage.
All of our appointments are the same length, and we try to get in as much treatment as possible. In some sessions, multiple modalities might be used, and Graston might be a small piece of the treatment plan. In others, Graston might take up a larger share of the treatment time. In general, our chiropractic appointments are one on one for 15 minutes, while our physiotherapy appointments are one on one for 30 minutes.
At Encompass, our chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists, all can perform Graston technique.