Dr. Nicolas Campbell Uses the Graston Technique to Detect and Treat Soft Tissue and Fascia Restrictions
Graston Technique is an evidence-based form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows Dr. Campbell to effectively address soft tissue and fascial restrictions that can limit Range of Motion and cause pain. This makes it challenging for the patient to function the same way they did prior to the injury.
Graston Technique at Elite Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation
Graston Technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting chronic inflammation. These instruments are used in conjunction with therapeutic exercise. They are also used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, allowing Dr. Campbell to locate the cause of the pain and treat the specific area.
The technique’s instruments are used to enhance the ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or any other restrictions in the affected areas. Skilled clinicians like Dr. Campbell use them to comb over the affected area and find fibrotic tissue. This immediately identifies the restricted area. Once the tissue is identified, the instruments are used to break up the adhesions so the body can absorb it.
Benefits of the Graston Technique
There are many great benefits to receiving this instrument assisted manipulation at our Morganville Physical Therapy office. Some include:
- Decreases the overall treatment time
- Allows for a faster rehabilitation and recovery
- Facilitates reflex changes in the muscle’s holding pattern
- Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions that are thought to be permanent
- Increases skin temperature
- Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links
- Spreads and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
- Alters spinal reflux activity
- Increases blood flow to and from the area and improves range of motion to the affected area
- Cellular activity in the area increases