Graston Technique in Broomfield and Westminster CO
Developed by David Graston, an athlete who suffered a serious knee injury while water skiing, the Graston Technique is a therapeutic "cross friction" massage treatment involving the use of specially designed tools that assist in healing soft tissue inflammation, scar tissue and fascial restrictions.
By applying the Graston Technique, our Westminster CO chiropractor can relieve pain caused by:
Lumbar strains and sprains
Rotator cuff tendinosis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
With the ability to dissolve scar tissue that forms after soft tissue damage or joint surgery, the Graston Technique also helps to increase range of motion, speed up recovery and ease discomfort caused by accumulated scar tissue adhesions. When scar tissue is eliminated, the body's natural healing processes can begin effecting repairs to soft tissue injuries.
How Our Broomfield CO Chiropractor Performs the Graston Technique
Only certified chiropractors know how to use Graston Technique stainless steel instruments to detect problematic fibrotic tissue and treat them with GT protocols. Each GT instrument is precisely shaped to fit the contours of your body, with different instruments meant to treat specific body areas.
One theory behind the success of the Graston Technique has to do with a chiropractor re-introducing minor trauma to injured tissue. This causes inflammation to occur, which increases blood flow to the area necessary for healing. When scar tissue forms over injured tissue, blood flow cannot reach tissues to give them the oxygen and nutrients they need to heal properly.
Benefits of having our Westminster CO chiropractor treat old and new tissue damage using the Graston Technique include therapeutic stretching of muscle fibers and connective tissue, stimulation of cellular activity conducive to healing tissues and potential elimination of having to take NSAIDS or prescription medication for pain.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Broomfield Chiropractor Today
If you suffer from pain and stiffness attributed to scar tissue or soft muscle injuries/ disorders and live in Westminster CO or Broomfield CO, please contact Lifetime Health and Wellness today at 303.423.4610.