If there is one exciting treatment that we would recommend to many patients at Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic, it would be Graston Technique®. You could compare this unique form of therapy to a “deeper” and “more intense” form of manual therapy, except we’re using specific instruments (instead of our hands) to mobilize muscles and connective tissue. Graston Technique® can be particularly useful for patients who suffer from chronic tightness in their body and lack of flexibility in their joints as a result of repetitive strain/sprain or a particular trauma. This treatment works well for those who are looking for sports physiotherapy in Ottawa / sports chiropractor.
Who should not receive Graston Technique®?
Patients who have the following conditions should not receive Graston Technique®:
Because Graston Technique® is pro-inflammatory, stimulates cell growth and improves blood circulation, the last thing you want to do is introduce these outcomes in someone who have any form of pathology or injury that affects hormones, blood circulation or the skin. Our practitioners have many years of experience, and are well trained to ensure a safe and appropriate use of Graston Technique®
How does Graston Technique work?
I’ve seen some videos of patients receiving Graston Technique® and it looks intense. Should I worry?
If you look up Graston Technique® on the internet, you are mostly likely going to come across pictures and videos of patients with redness and bruising on their back. For our patients who experienced this technique, they will tell you that, surprisingly, it looks worse than what it feels like. When the body is in a dormant state (>6 months post-trauma or injury), it fails to recover, leading to a stagnant plateau of healing. At this time, the patient’s condition is not going to improve anymore. As a result of that, chronic pain and major functional limitations persist. Therefore, the goal of Graston Technique® is to re-introduce appropriate recovery to a dormant and chronically injured muscle tissue. One way to do that is to break down tight scar tissue that surrounds the muscle and prevents it from relaxing. During the treatment, signs of redness, warmth, bruising, small red dots, and itchiness over the treated areas can be evidenced and are signs of good “controlled” inflammation. With “controlled” inflammation, you are recruiting healing cells to the affected muscle and stimulating them to grow again and do their job. It is possible to apply different level of pressure on the body, depending on the patient’s comfort level. We always start with light pressure to allow tissue desensitization. When a tissue is desensitized, the patient gets used to the pressure. At that moment, your practitioner can apply more force and depth to the tissue.
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Why people choose us?
Our treatments are done in private rooms and not open spaces.
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