Patients can develop soft tissue pain and ailments post-surgery, from recent injuries, or conditioned damage to muscles over time. These debilitating conditions can reduce a patient’s range of motion, cause extreme pain, and reduce overall quality of life. For this reason, Ogden Clinic in Utah has Graston Technique Certified physicians who can use the Graston Technique to treat patients with soft tissue injuries such as back pain.
Soft tissue, also known as fascia, is connective tissue located just below our skin that connects the muscles, nerves, bones, and blood vessels of the body. When the soft tissue is not used enough it can get stuck or tear resulting in adhesions and injuries. These injuries are painful, reduce muscle movement and flexibility, and they cause soreness.
The Graston Technique uses stainless steel instruments and various therapeutic exercises to find and treat areas on your body with inflammation and soft tissue damage. Your physician can use more or less pressure, depending on your preferences, to break up the scar tissue and adhesions causing your pain and discomfort. While no soft tissue treatment is very comfortable, the Graston Technique allows your doctor to fully tailor the treatment to your sensitivity level, and most people only feel mild soreness and bruising following the procedure.
Some of the benefits of the Graston Technique include overall decreased time of treatment, reduces a patient’s need for anti-inflammatory medicine (ibuprofen or aspirin), allows for faster rehabilitation and recovery from surgery or injuries, and can resolve chronic conditions that were previously considered permanent.
The Graston Technique has a variety of applications, including treatment for the following conditions:
Don’t suffer with your soft tissue injury any longer! Contact the Graston Technique Certified physicians at Ogden Clinic in Utah. We would be happy to review your case and determine if the Graston Technique is an appropriate treatment for your condition.