Graston Technique in Bainbridge Island

Chiropractic Bainbridge Island WA Graston Technique

Graston Technique at Living Well Bainbridge in Bainbridge Island is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique (IASTM) that utilizes Graston instruments to treat a variety of soft tissue problems. The Graston instruments have been designed to contour to different body parts, allowing the provider to introduce a controlled amount of microtrauma into an area of excessive scar tissue or soft tissue fibrosis, helping to reduce myofascial adhesions and scar tissue to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

The goals of the Graston technique are to decrease pain, improve range of motion and increase functional movements. Through a variety of strokes using one of six different instruments, patients can potentially see a decrease in overall treatment time, quicker injury recovery, decrease necessity for pain medications, and resolution of chronic problems.

Some common conditions that have responded well to the Graston technique are:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle strains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

During the treatment, there may be discomfort as the instrument is rubbed over the affected region. Patients can occasionally experience bruising or petechia (small red dots) after the treatment. If bruising takes place, applying ice to the area often helps. A series of treatments may be recommended depending upon the extent of scar tissue or soft tissue fibrosis.

If you have more questions or to schedule a consultation to see if the Graston technique is right for you, call our office at 206-842-4929