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Healthview is a Graston Provider
We are pleased to offer Graston Technique at Healthview Therapy Centre. Dr. Robert Muir and Kylynn Hill are both Graston certified practitioners. Graston Technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique utilizing specially designed tools to assist athletes and individuals with their injuries.
When scar tissue is present, or when a practitioners hands can't get deep enough, the Graston tools help to reach the areas that are bothering a patient and help heal the tissues. Using the Graston tools puts the practitioner at an advantage owing to the design of the tools. The tools are able to conform to certain parts of the body better than ones hands alone. The Graston tools also carry a “different” sensation back to the practitioner allowing us to better diagnose and find restrictions (a.k.a. scar tissue) that can lead to dysfunction in muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue.
How Does Graston Technique Work?
Scar tissue and adhesions prevent the fluid movement of muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia. The movement of the Graston tool over the adhered tissues will produce a "reverberation" that the practitioner will feel in their hands. Like a stethoscope amplifies sounds of the heart, the Graston tools assist us in finding the exact areas of restriction. Over time this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered tissues, restore function, and decrease pain, thanks to the tools helping to break down scar tissue.
Depending on the treatment plan designed for you, the Graston Technique is used in conjunction with other techniques, modalities and/or exercise. Your treatment plan, designed with your treating practitioner and based on your assessment and goals, will be specifically tailored to you and the nature of your injury.
Benefits of Graston Technique
Scar tissue develops during the healing process when you have sustained an injury to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. Sometimes scar tissue can lead to restrictions and dysfunction in the tissue or joint it is acting on, despite being a necessary part of your recovery. People who have sprained a ligament or “pulled” a muscle such as in the ankle, knee, shoulder or arm, should access this treatment early to prevent the excessive formation of scar tissue and ensure that their joint or muscle can function properly and thereby reduce the chances of an unnecessary chronic condition occurring. Chronic adhesion's can be managed with Graston as well, so any individuals suffering from a chronic issue can benefit from the technique too.