Graston Technique

Our Approach To Graston Technique Therapy

At Urban Wellness Clinic, we help you overcome tough, chronic, acute or post-surgical pain and regain your range of motion with Graston Technique therapy. Proven successful in treating soft-tissue injuries, the technique effectively breaks up scar adhesions and reduces inflammation.

The technique is a manual therapeutic practice that makes use of hand-held instruments along with manual massage to pinpoint your pain and accelerate the healing process from soft tissue injuries. This combined therapy will break up scar tissue, as well as reduce inflammation.

At Urban Wellness Clinic, we have been making use of the Graston Technique in NYC for several years, with a resounding success rate. Want to know more about Graston Technique for neck pain? Give us a call today and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Benefits Of Graston Technique

The technique is beneficial in resolving shoulder, neck and back pain, as well as knee or ankle injuries. Using the Graston Technique can effectively release stiff scar tissue caused by a former injury or surgical procedure. The technique relieves swelling and tissue inflammation, revitalizing your sore muscles and bringing them back to peak condition. It can even resolve chronic injuries that were once thought to be permanent.

  • Releases stiff scar tissue
  • Revitalizes sore muscles
  • Relieves swelling and tissue inflammation
  • Resolves chronic injuries thought to be permanent

The Graston Technique effectiveness has been substantial since it was first introduced in the 1990s. It has resulted in accelerated healing for up to 90 percent of patients. This is accomplished by increasing blood flow to the affected area and breaking down scar tissue. Therapeutically stretching the affected tissue and stimulating new cell production.

Who Can Benefit from the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique targets soft-tissue injuries and can benefit anyone with frequent complains of neck or back pain due to an injury, stiff or sore joints, or chronic pain. Similarly, it can benefit anyone with persistent injuries such as IT band syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome. The technique is also good for athletes in training, as it is proven to speed up recovery times.

  • Anyone with chronic pain
  • Someone seeking faster recovery times while training
  • A patient with persistent injuries, like IT band syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome

Most patients will receive treatment once or twice weekly for a period of four to five weeks. This can be subject to adjustment based on factors such as severity and location of the injury, as well as if it is chronic or not. If the injury is long-standing, a longer treatment plan will most likely be necessary. However, most patients should begin to see a noticeable improvement in pain and functionality after a few treatments.

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Your Visit

Our Graston Technique chiropractors start with a thorough rundown of your health history. During the examination, we use Graston tools (similar to a Gua Sha tool from Chinese medicine) to assess your injury. The treated area receives cross-friction tissue release. This restores blood flow, oxygen, and movement—even to long-standing injuries.

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Does it hurt?

Patients should not experience extreme pain while undergoing the Graston Technique. However, at certain times, there may be mild discomfort, and even light bruising. The chiropractors at Urban Wellness Clinic can detect these symptoms early, and adjust the intensity of the procedure.

Mild soreness may be felt after the physical therapy session is complete. The level of soreness will depend on the injury. For instance, when the Graston Technique is used to treat plantar fasciitis, the area will be particularly sensitive to the touch, especially at the beginning of the recovery process.

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Want to know more?

Both the Graston Technique and the Active Release Technique make use of massage therapy with the goal of targeting the inflammation of the scar tissue to stimulate the body’s healing cascade. Active Release is performed using only the hands; no instruments are used during the massage. The Graston Technique is considerably more aggressive and is a preferred therapy for thicker soft tissue, as well as scar tissue that has resulted from a surgical operation. This inflammatory reaction will tell the body to produce new collagen fiber.

Since it was discovered by David Graston in the treatment of his own sports injury, his technique now has more than 24,000 practitioners and is used at over 3,000 facilities. The Urban Wellness Clinic is pleased to offer the most capable clinicians of the Graston Technique in NYC. Our thoroughness, experience, and knowledge have put numerous patients on the fast track to recovery. To hear about our Graston Technique before and after results, or to learn more about Graston Technique for knee, ankle, shoulder, neck or back pain, give us a call today!