Over the past weekend, Sarah headed to Toronto to educate herself in a growing method in the physiotherapy world, the Graston Technique. It is always beneficial for clinicians to continue their education through taking such courses. It is also great to have another weapon in the arsenal of therapy for her physiotherapy patients.
What is the Graston Technique you may ask? According to grastontechnique.com; "Graston Technique® is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion."
Why use the Graston Technique? grastontechnique.com says; "The unique protocol uses specially designed stainless steel insturments, along with appropriate 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. GT is also frequently used as an effective protocol to maintain range of motion.
The benefits for patients are:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
- Provides an efficient way to maintain optimal range of motion
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If you are interested in the Graston Technique, please contact us either by phone, 705-686-3688, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0