The Graston Technique in Chatham and Pompton Lakes is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization used to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Graston Technique is utilized by chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and some licensed massage therapists and athletic trainers to decrease pain, increase range of motion and improve function.
How Does The Graston Technique Work?
We use specially designed stainless-steel instruments to locate and treat areas of discomfort and restriction in muscles and connective tissue. Similar to cross friction massage, this process intentionally and temporarily causes inflammation in the area, which in turn increases the rate and amount of blood flow in and around the area. The theory is that this process helps initiate and promote the healing process of the affected soft tissues. Many patients report immediate pain relief but benefits are expected to compound after several treatments and in conjunction with therapeutic exercise.