ART is used to treat a variety of injuries or problems associated with the build-up of scar tissue from overused muscles. The body’s production of tough, dense scar tissue causes muscles to shorten and weaken, and the increase of tension within tendons can lead to tendonitis– a painful condition that traps nerves and sends pain pulsing through the body. Trapped nerves may also cause tingling, numbness, loss of strength and reduced range of motion. ART helps restore optimal texture, motion and function to the soft tissue, and release entrapped nerves or blood vessels to alleviate pain while restoring blood flow and range of motion.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.