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Graston Technique in Woodbridge, CT

Our Woodbridge, CT chiropractor provides chiropractic care, including the Graston Technique, to our Core Chiropractic and Rehabilitation LLC patients as a way of relieving the discomfort and pain. The Graston technique is an effective way to treat symptoms from chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, and rotator cuff tendonitis.

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An Explanation of the Graston Technique

Graston Technique is also known as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM). It dates back to ancient China, but today incorporates modern treatments like cross friction massage and state-of-the-art technology that went into developing the stainless-steel instruments our chiropractor uses to break up fascial adhesions.

Fascial Adhesions

The fascia is a network of web-like fibrous tissue that encloses, connects, and holds every one of our organs, blood vessels, muscles, and nerve fibers in place. The fascia has nerves of its own, nearly as sensitive as those found in the skin, and since it is fibrous, the fascia can easily tighten up when stressed.

Another fascial problem is its composition. Although it looks like a sheet of tissue, the fascia is actually multi-layered and has a liquid called hyaluronan separating each layer. Hyaluronan lubricates the fascia as it stretches, but when overworked, becomes sticky and dries up, causing the fascia to tighten up and form adhesions that squeeze the muscles the fascia encloses. Hence, fascial adhesions that can limit mobility and limit range of motion. The causes of fascial adhesions are many. Work that involves repetitive movement can cause the fascia to knot up. When our chiropractor encounters patients with diminished mobility or range of motion, he often recommends the Graston Technique as part of an overall therapeutic chiropractic care treatment plan.

How the Graston Technique Combats Adhesions

The Graston Technique makes use of stainless-steel implements specifically designed to enhance a chiropractor’s ability to detect soft tissue restrictions, fascial adhesions, and scar tissue.  Once a problem area is identified and “caught" with one blunt instrument, another is used to break it up so that it can be reabsorbed by the body. Although complete Graston Technique treatments are typically given for several weeks, most patients report a positive response by the third treatment. Studies have found that the technique resolves 87 percent of soft tissue conditions treated.

You Don’t Have to Live with Painful Soft Tissue Symptoms  

If you live in the Woodbridge, CT area and want to know if the Graston technique can help you with your decreasing range of motion or stiff muscles, contact us at Core Chiropractic LLC. Schedule an examination or consultation with our sports chiropractor by calling (203) 850-6644 today.

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