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Graston Technique at Silver Bell Chiropractic in Eagan

Graston Technique is a manual therapy technique used by chiropractors and other healthcare professionals to treat soft tissue injuries and improve mobility. Dr. Ryan Calton of Silver Bell Chiropractic in Eagan, MN is certified in this service. This technique is based on the concept of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), which involves the use of specialized tools to break up scar tissue and promote healing.

Dr. Ryan Calton of Silver Bell Chiropractic in Eagan, MN using the graston technique on a patient.

Today, the Graston Technique is widely used by chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals to treat a variety of soft tissue injuries, including strains, sprains, tendinitis, and fasciitis. The technique involves the use of specially designed stainless steel instruments that are shaped like knives, spoons, or hooks.

During a Graston Technique session, the chiropractor will first examine the affected area to identify any areas of scar tissue or adhesions. They will then use the Graston instruments to scrape along the surface of the skin, applying pressure and breaking up any areas of tightness or restriction. This scraping action stimulates the body's natural healing response, increasing blood flow to the area and promoting the formation of new, healthy tissue. Over time, this can help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve range of motion, and restore normal function to the affected area.

The Graston Technique is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments, such as adjustments, massage, and exercise therapy. This can help to provide a more comprehensive approach to treating soft tissue injuries and promoting overall wellness.

One of the benefits of the Graston Technique is that it is non-invasive and generally pain-free. The instruments used in the technique are designed to be gentle and precise, minimizing discomfort and maximizing results. Patients may experience some mild soreness or bruising after a session, but this is usually temporary and can be managed with ice and over-the-counter pain medications.

Another benefit of the Graston Technique is that it is highly effective at treating a wide range of soft tissue injuries. Unlike traditional treatments like stretching or massage, which can be hit or miss depending on the severity and location of the injury, the Graston Technique is highly targeted and can be customized to the patient's specific needs.

Overall, the Graston Technique is a valuable tool in the chiropractor's arsenal for treating soft tissue injuries and promoting overall wellness. If you are suffering from a soft tissue injury, or if you are simply looking for ways to improve your mobility and reduce pain, talk to Dr. Ryan about whether the Graston Technique might be right for you. With its non-invasive approach and highly targeted results, this technique could be the key to unlocking your body's full potential.

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