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Graston Technique Shoulder Bury St Edmunds Chiropractic Clinic

Graston Technique® is a method of treating muscles and tendons that have become “disorganised” in their structure after injury. Normal tissue under the microscope can look either as dense regular elongated fibres running in the same direction, such as tendons and ligaments; or dense, irregular and loose fibres running in multiple directions, such as connective tissue. In either instance, when tissue is damaged it will heal in a haphazard pattern that results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain.

Graston Technique® uses specially designed surgical steel instruments that break down the abnormal tissue so that it is reabsorbed by the body and allowed to heal correctly.  This allows the clinician to effectively treat restrictions that affect normal function.

Graston Technique Lower Back - Bury St Edmunds Chiropractic Clinic

The Technique:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibres
  • Increases skin temperature
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alters spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment)
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell

The technique may be painful and due to the highly vascular nature of the tissue may cause some bruising to the skin after treatment but has been found to be effective in over 75% of cased when used appropriately, it is however not for all patients.

The Registered address of Graston Technique is
Graston Technique,
8450 Westfield Blvd., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240-5920, USA

Suitable treatment for:

  • For relaxing tight muscles
  • For Soft tissue injury or scar tissue
  • To encourage an inflammatory response to augment healing
  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery