In the past, the potential of an injured person developing complications, such as the buildup of scar tissue, was a matter of chance. Fortunately, patients currently have a variety of options to treat such difficulties. One such option is the Graston Technique.
The Graston Chiropractic Technique is a widely used treatment technique used for treating soft tissue, muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries. The Graston Technique gets high marks for speeding up the healing and recovery process for both chronic and acute injuries.
The Graston Technique is an evidence-based treatment for soft-tissue injuries of the skin, muscles, and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). Clinical research strongly supports this treatment’s effectiveness in aiding recovery; therefore, this technique is extremely popular in sports medicine- including Olympic athletes and professional and university sports teams.
The Graston Technique is used by chiropractors to manually treat scar tissue (otherwise known as fascial adhesions) which can cause pain, inflammation, stiffness, loss of range of motion, and soreness.
Some professional athletes prefer to use this technique as a preventative treatment, treating the soft tissues before they even have the opportunity to form scar tissue.