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Graston Technique NYC
The Graston Technique is a state-of-the-art technique designed to treat acute and chronic soft tissue conditions and injuries.
The Graston technique is an innovative, patented soft-tissue mobilization technique in which the doctor uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to break up scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
The Graston technique offers many advantages and benefits.
The various curves and edges of the stainless steel instruments allow the doctor to specifically treat the patient's problem areas. Each of the six patented instruments have been designed to conform to various contours of the body.
The specialized design and construction of the instruments allow the doctor to actually feel and isolate adhesions and soft tissue restrictions in the injured area with a high level of accuracy.
The Graston Technique enables the doctor to apply direct and specific pressure to the problem area with a high level of accuracy using the instruments' beveled edges. This allows the doctor to use minimal pressure and provides maximum comfort to the patient while the treatment is being administered.
Dr. Steven Shoshany is certified to practice Graston Technique. Dr. Shoshany is one of the few doctors in New York City that practice this beneficial, advanced technique! Click here for a patient handout with more information on the Graston Technique.
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively breakdown scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes stainless steel instruments designed specifically to detect and effectively treat areas with soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
The Graston Technique is effective because it provides controlled microtrauma to the affected soft tissue structures. The Technique stimulates a local inflammatory response, which leads to remodeling and repair of affected soft tissues. The instruments allow doctors to identify and treat specific areas.
Treatment with the Graston Technique is conducted in association with a rehabilitation program designed to restore patients to their pre-injury level of activity. This is accomplished by implementing a functional progression program, which focuses on imbalances throughout the kinetic chain. Flexibility, strengthening, and muscle re-education are employed to provide optimal results within a minimal number of treatment sessions.
The patented Graston Technique Instruments - shaped to fit the contour of the body - are used to assist doctors in locating and then treating injured tissue that is causing pain and restricting motion. Doctors utilize the instruments to apply precise pressure to break up scar tissue, which relieves discomfort and restores normal function.
The curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique Instruments combines with their concave/convex shape to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment and maximum effectiveness.
The Graston Technique Instruments - much like a tuning fork - resonate in the doctor's hands, allowing the doctor to isolate adhesions and restrictions and treat them precisely. As the metal surface of the instruments does not compress, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.
It is common to experience minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterwards. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.
Graston Technique has become standard protocol in universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities, including on-site treatment settings such as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. The Technique is also being used by many industries and by NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball trainers.
Individuals who are experiencing pain and loss of motion and function following surgery, injury, cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress syndromes, and tendinitis may benefit from the Graston Technique. Some musculoskeletal disorders which have responded well to the Graston Technique include
Patients usually receive two treatments per week for a period of 4 to 5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd or 4th treatment.
Soft tissue sports injuries, such as repetitive strain or overuse injuries, are notoriously difficult to treat and incredibly painful. Without proper car, these injuries can lead to years of pain and restricted mobility, preventing you from living a full, active life. At Living Well Medical, our New York rehabilitation team offers the revolutionary Graston Technique for soft tissue mobilization. This innovative treatment technique identifies and corrects tissue adhesions, repairing scar tissue damage and supporting the body’s natural healing process.
The Graston Technique is a revolutionary form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that treats tissue adhesions, restrictions and scars. Six stainless steel, surgical-quality instruments are shaped to fit the contours of the body. These instruments are used to detect adhesions and restrictions. Our doctor will run the instrument gently over your muscles and, like a tuning fork, the instrument will resonate in the doctor’s hands when it detects scar tissue. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, the Graston Technique instruments amplify what the human hands can feel. This amplification allows our doctor to isolate muscle adhesions for precise, effective treatment.
Whether you are suffering from acute or chronic sports injuries, the Graston Technique may be beneficial for your body’s natural recovery process. We recommend the Graston Technique for the following injuries: rotator cuff tendonitis (shoulder injury); later epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golf elbow); carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain); shin splints, knee pain; ankle pain, plantar fasciitis; cervical sprain/strain; lumbar sprain/strain; tendinitis; and muscle spasms. In addition to treating sports injuries, the Graston Technique is also effective for managing chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Treatment sessions with the Graston Technique are tailored to each patient’s individuals rehabilitation needs. Most patients receive two treatments each week for a period of 4 to 5 weeks. Patients generally show improvement by the third or fourth treatment. A light application of pressure during the treatment session breaks up scar tissue, relieving discomfort and supporting normal muscle function. While it is common to feel some soreness or experience bruising following treatment, this is a normal response and indicative of the healing process.
Depending on your injury rehabilitation and pain management needs, our Living Well Medical team may combine the Graston Technique with other complementary treatments, such as Kinesio Taping, physical therapy, cold laser therapy and Cox Flexion-Distraction. Our goal is to help patients heal as quickly as
possible so they can return to living a full, active life.
The Graston Technique is standard protocol at many leading universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities, including Indiana University and the University of Michigan. NBA, NHL and MLB trainers also use this revolutionary treatment. Under the supervision of Dr. Steven Shoshany, the Living Well Medical team is excited to offer New York City patients access to this life-changing care.
To learn more about the benefits of the Graston Technique for soft tissue and joint repair, contact Living Well Medical today!
Dr. Steven Shoshany, a chiropractor practicing at Living Well Medical, PC, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Dr. Shoshany has been using the Kinesio Taping method for more than five years. He includes Kinesio Taping with other cutting-edge rehabilitation technologies such as Spinal Decompression, Graston Technique, and Cold Laser Therapy, providing Living Well Medical patients with a full range of rehabilitation and pain management protocols.
Living Well Medical is located at the corner of Broadway and Bleecker Street in Manhattan - - the West Village in New York City.
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