Graston Technique Sydney
The Graston Technique uses specially designed stainless steel tools to break down scar tissue and restore range of motion.
Graston Technique Sydney is used specifically for the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue. The tools are used as an extension to manual therapy, they are more precise and accurate in amplifying any fibrotic changes in soft tissue. This allows the practitioner to accurately localise and treat the patient’s areas of discomfort.
Sometimes the therapist will use active movements by the patient to achieve more improvement. The mobilisation of soft tissue reduces the formation of scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and chronic inflammation. By breaking down these lesions the inflammatory process is stimulated leading to an increase in healing, reduced need for pain medication, and less time in rehabilitation.
What does being treated by Graston Technique Sydney feel like?
At first glance, it would appear as if it would be quite a painful experience. Like many therapies, the degree of discomfort felt by a patient can vary, and depends on the amount of pressure the treating practitioner chooses to apply. Depending on the degree to which a structure has been injured, it may require more force to assist in breaking down the lesions in question. The experience can be made more comfortable for the patient by starting out gently, and graduating to firmer pressure.
It is common, after a session of Graston Technique Sydney, to be left with some red marking over the skin which may lead to some minor bruising.
At the conclusion of your treatment, you may notice red marks where you have been treated. This is a good sign, and denotes increased blood flow within the region, which initiates and accelerates the healing process.
IS THIS TREATMENT RIGHT FOR ME?
The Graston Technique is used widely in competitive sports but also for everyday desk workers and manual labourers. The technique can be used for a range of injuries ranging from tennis elbow and shin splints to trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis. Visit the Graston Technique homepage for more information.