Graston Technique


About Graston Technique®

Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated...

Graston Technique at Active Living Chiropractic KelownaGraston Technique® is a non-invasive instrument-assisted technique used to mobilize soft tissue and dissolve scar tissue. Graston Technique® is an innovative approach to treating both chronic and acute soft tissue injuries; the design of the tools allow for specific and increased tissue penetration, thus creating more effective treatments and reducing recovery time.

Created utilizing the concept of a tuning fork, Graston® tools are carefully molded from stainless steel into masterful instruments designed to fit the contours of the human body; the instruments resonate with the body and amplify detections within the body to identify and treat specific adhesions and restrictions, and sometimes fibrous scar-tissue.

During the healing process our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons, and ligaments with scar-tissue, much like a scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee. As you can imagine, the scar tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy, undamaged tissue. Over time we can have a build-up of this fibrous tissue, particularly in muscles, tendons, and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (and in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve).

Graston Technique at Active Living Chiropractic Kelowna The treatment itself may be uncomfortable for some patients however, most find the treatment to be very soothing. Using a back and forth rubbing motion along the muscles and tissues, the treatment achieves tension release and increased mobility. Patients often experience some mild bruising or temporary peticheae in the treated areas which may lead to minor swelling. This is easily monitored using post treatment cryotherapy (ice). A nice alternative to typical massage techniques, Graston® achieves the same muscle release with less discomfort, and often produces faster and more effective results.
Graston Technique at Active Living Chiropractic Kelowna

Graston Technique® is used in conjunction with other techniques such as chiropractic and Active Release Technique to maximize rehabilitation and regain your quality of life. Graston Techniques is a new and cutting edge treatment modality for soft tissue injury, in fact City Centre Chiropractic is one of just a few providers of the Graston® Technique in British Columbia, and is the only facility in the Kootenay Region trained to use this treatment modality.