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Graston Technique Therapy

What is GRASTON?

GRASTON is an instrument assisted soft tissue technique that is effective for treating causes of acute and chronic pain, muscle weakness, decreased function and motion.

How does GRASTON work?

GRASTON helps break up adhesions and scar tissue to allow the muscles and fascia to regain their normal function. Traumas, repetitive injuries and surgeries result in adhesions or scar tissue in the fascia, which limits the ability of a muscle to stretch or contract completely, so it does not function normally. Fascia is a connective tissue which covers muscle and organs, and creates the ligaments and tendons. Fascia and muscle fibers are aligned in one direction. Adhesions and scar tissue lie down in all directions in order to strengthen a damaged area, but result in muscle tightness, pain, weakness, limited motion, and improper alignment of the joints. Over time this misalignment may lead to uneven stress on a joint, destroying the cartilage and bone, and contributing to arthritis.

More care with GRASTON?

This therapy is used in conjunction with chiropractic care, massage, and/or physical therapy. Stretching and strengthening exercises may be recommended to promote proper neuromuscular re-education, assist correct alignment, and restore motion to the area.

Who can GRASTON help?

Most people with a musculoskeletal condition can be helped with this technique, even people with joint replacements. Although it is not an invasive technique, it is not recommended for some individuals. People with open sores, burn scars, varicose veins, unhealed fractures, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and those taking prescription blood thinners are not good candidates. Consult your doctor or GRASTON therapist if you have questions.

What conditions/symptoms can GRASTON help?

• Rotator cuff tendonitis
• Frozen shoulder
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Shoulder, Arm, Hand numbness
• Tennis elbow
• Golfer’s elbow
• Carpal Tunnel
• Nerve entrapments
• Knee sprains
• Knee tendonopathies
• Iliotibial band syndrome
• Chronic knee pain
• Foot tendonopathies
• Plantar fascitis
• Ankle sprains
• Achilles tendonitis
• Post-surgical scars
• Traumatic scars
• Joint replacements
• Traumatic Arthritis
• Muscle strains
• Trigger points
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Many more conditions

Doctors Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Massage Hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Office Address:

31 Navaho Avenue Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-345-4035 | Fax: 507-345-4122

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