Calgary Graston Technique with Dr Paul Semadeni at Atmosphere Health
Amazing Chiropractor! Its difficult to find a chiropractor that has so many certifications along with Chiro(ART, Acupuncture, Graston) This Chiropractor ACTUALLY listens to your concerns and does NOT provide the same treatment every time you visit(cracks you and your out) like most Chiro's out there. Very outgoing personality, but is always professional! Have been going there for years and have nothing negative to say!
What is Graston Technique?
Graston Technique® is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The technique uses specially-designed instruments, along with therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Why is scar tissue a problem? Scar tissue limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, which prevents the ability to move and function in the same way you did prior to injury.
How is scar tissue different from other tissue? When viewed under a microscope, normal tissue can take a couple of different forms: dense, regular elongated fibers running in the same direction, such as tendons and ligaments; or dense, irregular and loose with fibers running in multiple directions. In either instance, when tissue is damaged it will heal in a haphazard pattern that results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain.
Graston Technique Treatment
Graston Technique Instruments
The Graston Technique® instruments are used to enhance the clinician’s ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the affected areas, then comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.
Is the treatment painful? It is common to experience minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterwards. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.
Is Graston Technique® used alone? No. Whether the injury is work or non-work related, the Graston Technique® protocol is the same. Protocol includes a brief warm-up exercise, Graston Technique® treatment, followed by stretching, strengthening and ice.
What is the frequency of treatment? Patients usually receive two treatments per week over 4-5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd to 4th treatment.
Will treatments affect my everyday activities? Most patients are not disabled and continue to perform their regular functions at home or work.
What kind of results does Graston Technique® produce? Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75–90% of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and postsurgical patients.
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