Graston Technique in St Louis Park

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Graston Technique® is a therapeutic treatment that allows us to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions throughout the body that can lead to pain and dysfunction. This technique can be very helpful in treating headaches, migraines, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, sprains/strains, rotator cuff issues, and shin splints just to name a few. This technique is suitable for all ages and is currently used by many college and professional sports teams, along with rehabilitative facilities to treat and prevent injuries.

During the healing process our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons and ligaments with scar tissue, just like the scar that forms on your skin when you scrape your knee. That scar tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy, undamaged tissue. Over time we can tend to build up this fibrous scar tissue, particularly in muscles, tendons and ligaments that we use regularly. This can cause pain and lead to dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength, and flexibility of healthy tissue.

Graston Technique® allows us to easily detect, and treat these areas using a precise stainless-steel instrument that glides along a patient's muscle, tendons or ligament acting like a scar tissue stethoscope. When adhesions or scar tissue are encountered, both the doctor and the patient sense a restriction or a granular feeling. The instrument can then be used to "break up" this restriction or adhesion and restore normal texture, function and range of motion to the muscle.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Excelsior & Grand Chiropractic
5407 Excelsior Boulevard Suite D
St Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 920-9247