Active Release & Graston
Active Release and Graston are two of the most innovative and effective methods available for the treatment of sports injuries and overuse conditions. They are used to address repetitive strain, surgery or trauma can result in the buildup of scar-tissue and adhesions within soft tissue. These adhesions cause symptoms of pain, numbness, weakness and reduced range of motion. Our chiropractors use two main techniques to mobilize soft tissue:
Active Release Technique
The ART provider locates the affected tissue using a variety of evaluation methods. Adhesions, restrictions and scar-tissue are eliminated by applying precisely directed tension to the area while the tissues are lengthened and shortened. ART is a direct, hands-on treatment method that returns tissue to its correct texture and function.
Graston Technique is an innovative, instrument assisted mobilization technique that utilizes specifically designed stainless steel instruments to assist in treating soft tissue injuries. This technique enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue, release fascial restrictions, and treat chronic inflammation.
Can Soft Tissue Techniques enhance my overall performance?
ART & Graston are especially successful in treating sports injuries and reducing recovery time for athletes. Marathon runners, Ironman competitors and professional athletes credit these techniques with helping them to achieve peak performance. Restoring proper muscle function enables the body to perform at its most efficient level.
Will my condition return after treatment?
Usually, the changes are permanent, but ultimately the answer depends on patient compliance with recommendations for after care. Activity modification, stretching and strengthening exercises are an important factor in the success of soft tissue treatments.