Active Chiropractic and Rehab offers certified Graston Technique® soft tissue treatment

Individuals who are dealing with a variety of soft tissue issues and the accompanying movement pain are finding relief from Graston Technique® sessions performed by the certified professionals at Active Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Dr. Matthew Herber and Dr. Matthew Gallagher are certified in Graston Technique®, which is an instrument-assisted technique used to successfully treat chronic, acute, and post-surgical soft tissue conditions. Graston Technique® is a special version of manual therapy that uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles.

The instruments are designed to assist the Graston Technique® practitioner identify and isolate areas of restriction, where they can proceed to break up the scar tissue. This form of soft tissue treatment is often used in conjunction with other methods to reduce the patient’s discomfort and improve function.

Graston Technique® can improve injury recovery times

The objective behind the Graston Technique® is to speed the patient’s return to full range of motion without discomfort. In most cases, chronic conditions will take longer to rehabilitate than newer injuries. Stretching the affected connective tissue serves to reduce restrictions and promote a better healing environment.

Dr. Herber and Dr. Gallagher follow Graston Technique® guidelines in using a cross-friction massage pattern. They use Graston instruments to brush or rub against the grain of the injured area, temporarily causing some minor inflammation that encourages healing blood flow in and around the area.

Although the primary target of Graston Technique® sessions may be on a specific area such as the upper back, other areas of the body that may be connected along the fascial network will receive treatment as well.

What to expect from a Graston Technique® session

The Graston Technique® is a very active modality that requires the patient to warm up with at least five minutes of cardiovascular activity, and the doctor may apply a heat treatment to further warm up the soft tissue.

You likely will feel some discomfort as the instruments and the doctor’s massage breaks up your scar tissue. Post-session exercise, stretching and ice application will reduce that discomfort and help the injured tissues continue to heal.

Some of the injuries that may benefit from Graston Technique® include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Muscle strains in the back
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis

Call our office to schedule a consultation and learn which soft tissue treatment options are appropriate for you.

About Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, SC, provides a variety of treatments that promote healing, as well as nutritional consultation and other services geared toward enhancing overall health. Dr. Matthew Gallagher and Dr. Matthew Herber have designed their practice to help patients get in front of potential health challenges in addition to treating existing issues. Call (920) 965-1155 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.