Graston is a proven therapy used by Olympic athletes, as well as professional and college sports teams to create proper movement in muscles, connective tissue and joints through use of specialized stainless-steel instruments. In fact, Graston is used by the professional football team that has won five Super Bowls: The New England Patriots.
Graston Therapy is performed by chiropractors, physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Its goals are to reduce pain and improve function by:
1. Promoting a better healing environment.
2. Reducing restrictions through stretching connective tissue thereby rearranging the structure of muscles, tendons and ligaments.
3. Breaking down scar tissue that typically results following injury.
In terms of spinal conditions, injuries to soft tissue are almost always associated with back problems, often causing severe pain. Graston Therapy can decrease both the time needed to treat neck and back problems.
Especially if your neck or back pain has been ongoing for quite some time, or if it is due to an injury, please give our office a call. Dr. Mills is certified in Graston Therapy.Information coming soon.