Graston Technique® Performed by Sports Medicine Specialists in Freehold, NJ
Graston Technique® is an innovative manual therapy that can minimize the development of scar tissue and fascial restrictions resulting from inflammation and trauma. The orthopedic specialists at New Jersey Sports Medicine are among the select few certified Graston Technique therapists practicing in the Freehold, NJ, area. We help injured athletes of all levels get back into the game and achieve a better quality of life.
As an evidence-based form of soft tissue mobilization, Graston Technique involves the use of specially designed stainless-steel instruments that have unique treatment edges and angles. These instruments, which resemble small crowbars, allow a clinician to detect soft tissue lesions and deliver manual therapy with enhanced precision and greater intensity. When combined with an appropriate therapeutic exercise program,this unique treatment can help restore pain-free movement and function after an injury.
At New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, we recommend Graston Technique for treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Knee pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Trigger finger
When performing Graston Technique, a skilled clinician at New Jersey Sports Medicine first identifies any areas of restriction by using specialized instruments to comb over and “catch” fibrotic tissue. Once a problematic adhesion is identified, the clinician can use the instruments to provide manual therapy to address it. While this process can sometimes cause mild, temporary discomfort, it is not intended to be painful or cause excessive bruising. The clinician can immediately recognize the need to adjust the treatment intensity and can make continual adjustments as needed throughout a treatment session. In this way, a patient can achieve the full benefits of manual therapy with minimal discomfort.
If you’re interested in learning more about the treatments available at New Jersey Sports Medicine, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with an experienced specialist at our office in Freehold, NJ.