Graston Technique

what do I need to know?

Graston is a soft tissue technique that addresses scar tissue and fascial restrictions in order to maintain optimal range of motion.

Common conditions treated are:

Research has shown that Graston Technique achieves faster and better outcomes for acute and chronic soft tissue conditions. Graston Technique utilizes stainless steel instruments to treat areas plagued by soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments are moved by the sports chiropractic physician over adhesion’s in the affected area to break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. This process reduces or eliminates the adhered fibers, thereby, restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and improving function to the injured area.

If you are suffering from a shoulder injury and would like to make an appointment or discuss your condition with one of our sports chiropractors, please contact us or call our scheduling line at 952-479-0043.

Why we use the Graston Technique at Premier Sports and Spine

At Premier, our doctors have been intensely trained in Graston Technique and are also certified instructors at Graston seminars for other sports chiropractors and healthcare practitioners.

Benefits of utilizing Graston Technique:

  • Decreases the overall time for full injury resolution
  • Promotes faster rehabilitation and recovery
  • Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

For whom is the Graston Technique Most Effective?

This technique is recognized nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients as one of the most effective sports chiropractic treatments for rehabilitation and range of motion maintenance.  It is especially effective long term when combined with other treatment modalities such as ART and corrective exercises. At Premier Sports and Spine Center, the clinicians have advanced training in applying Graston Technique to injuries in the position or range of motion that causes the most pain. This is an advanced treatment technique that has been shown by research studies to be very effective at resolving injuries for both elite athletes and active people.

Does the Graston Technique hurt?

Treating a soft-tissue injury can be uncomfortable. With the use of Graston instruments, clinicians are able to adjust the level of pressure applied. At Premier Sports and Spine Center, the sports chiropractic physicians are in constant communication with the patient in order to use Graston only to patient pain tolerance levels thereby avoiding bruising.  However, despite our high attention to details, some soreness can occur during and after treatment for up to 24-48 hours. Graston Technique does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective.

If you have questions about an injury or would like to schedule an appointment at our Eden Prairie or Eagan locations, contact us or call our scheduling line at 952-479-0043.


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