Graston Technique

Graston Technique Specialist Questions and Answers

At REPAIR Sports Institute in Huntington Beach, CA our specialists use specific instruments and apply them using a technique known to medical professionals as the Graston Technique to help manipulate and apply enough force to relieve any pain and help conditions that may be affected by injuries or issues. We are conveniently located at 7146 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.

Graston Technique Specialist Near Me in Huntington Beach, CA
Graston Technique Specialist Near Me in Huntington Beach, CA

What is the Graston Technique?

Graston technique is an instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization technique that is often used by physicians to detect and effectively break down any scar tissue and fascial restrictions due to injury, as well as maintain an optimal range of motion within the soft tissues.

Patients who have had surgery for orthopedic conditions or who are dealing with non-surgical orthopedic conditions can benefit from this treatment. This technician allows the physician to work deep into the tissue and promote a healthy change. As the Graston specific technique instruments are moved around and over the affected area, it helps to break up stubborn scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Overtime patients will begin to notice a decrease in pain and see more range of motion.

Who can perform the Graston Technique?

The Graston technique is known as manual therapy of soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. This technique has been known to help with a number of therapy solutions that need specialized treatment to help.

The Graston technique is quite special and is mainly only used by practicing chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, osteopathic physicians as well as licensed massage therapists, and athletic trainers.

This is to make sure the technique is done correctly, and that anyone who does not understand medicine or the body well enough is not practicing this technique and accidentally hurting anyone in the process.

How often should you have the Graston Technique used on yourself?

The Graston technique should only be done by a licensed professional like ours at REPAIR Sports Institute.

This particular technique is often done in a course of 1 to 10 visits over the span of several weeks. There are often no medications required when the Graston technique is also being used.

During the Graston treatment with one of our specialists, they will utilize the appropriate Graston technique instruments which will scan, then apply treatment to the affected area(s).

Treatment using the Graston technique consists of one of our specialists massaging the affected area(s) with what looks like stainless steel handheld tools, these are known as Graston technique instruments that are specifically used to perform the calculated massage techniques to help with your affected area(s).

Treatment time with these instruments is usually no longer than 30 to 60 seconds per area that is being treated. It can be quite common for patients to experience some discomfort during the treatment, as it can be quite painful to have a stainless-steel object manipulated over an injured or painful area(s).

What are the benefits of the Graston Technique?

The back is mostly made up of muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Often injuries to the soft tissues can play a major role in the pain and often dysfunction that is associated with back problems. We aren’t playing down the significant role with the pain and dysfunction that are associated with back problems, they do cause serious injuries and something as simple as a back strain or torn ligament in the back can cause excruciating amounts of pain and can become quite difficult to move.

There are many benefits of the Graston technique when a patient is dealing with an injury including:

  • A decrease in treatment time
  • Quicker rehabilitation or recovery time
  • A decrease in the need to use any anti-inflammatory prescriptions
  • Ability to resolve chronic conditions that previously were thought to be considered permanent

Depending on the physician providing the Graston technique, this technique may be used in conjunction with other treatments, or alone.

If you are interested in learning more about the Graston technique at REPAIR Sports Institute or would like to have the treatment done on yourself, you can call or simply schedule an appointment online through our simple appointment app on our website. We serve patients from Huntington Beach CA, Seal Beach CA, Newport Beach CA, Costa Mesa CA, Westminster CA, Garden Grove CA, Fountain Valley CA, Long Beach CA, Irvine CA, Santa Ana CA, and Anaheim CA. Our clinic is an appointment-based only clinic open Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.