In those suffering from painful muscles, joints and ligaments, scar tissue and adhesions have been found to be a major culprit. With acute and chronic injuries, scar tissue is formed by the body to help the healing process. Unfortunately, that scar tissue can disrupt the function of an injured body part and can be a leading cause for continued stiffness, weakness, and pain. Conventional methods of treatment like using heat, ice, and stretching, can provide some short term relief but are ultimately ineffective in addressing the scar tissue.
Graston Technique (GT) is a clinically researched and supported form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that can help in the detection and treatment of scar tissue and adhesions. The technique involves the use of specifically designed stainless steel instruments with unique edges to deliver an effective means of soft tissue treatment. The combination of GT and traditional physical therapy treatment can lead to a more complete and long-term recovery from most orthopedic injuries and conditions.
Currently, research has demonstrated that GT is effective in treating a variety of stubborn conditions including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, IT-band pain and tennis elbow. New research is constantly emerging on the effectiveness of GT, and many patients find greater relief in less time when incorporating GT treatment for painful conditions, especially those that involve muscles and tendons.
Patients will normally experience a positive response within two to three treatments and usually receive two treatments per week for four to five weeks. Patients do not commonly report much soreness following treatment and continue to perform their regular functions at home and work. GT decreases overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent. Most orthopedic conditions are complicated by soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue, making GT an ideal addition to normal physical therapy treatment.
ProFysio Physical Therapy offers unmatched customer service and clinical care and is located in Old Bridge, Aberdeen, East Brunswick, Edison, and Holmdel.
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