If you've been to a chiropractor who does a lot of soft tissue work, you might have noticed a tray of oddly shaped instruments made of either metal or bone lying around. Have you ever wondered what those crazy looking things are for? At Body in Motion we utilize a set of tools for a treatment technique called Graston. The Graston Technique, combined with the principles taught in the FAKTR Method help us treat soft tissue disorders like plantar fasciitis, IT-Band Syndrome, shin splints and many more.
Before getting into the actual technique, we'll explain the FAKTR Method. The acronym itself stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation. FAKTR incorporates the latest research and evidence-based soft-tissue techniques (including Graston Technique) into a comprehensive protocol to treat common disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This concept allows us to combine different techniques into one, efficient treatment protocol to get the most out of our time with the patient.
Graston Technique is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. When this technique is used, specially designed stainless steel instruments are utilized to speficically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting damage or inflammation. Graston offers a wide variety of benefits for musculoskeletal disorders, some of our favorites are listed below:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recover
- Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions often thought to be permanent
- Provides an efficient way to maintain optimal ranges of motion
If you are suffering from any soft tissue injuries or chronic conditions and think that the combination of Graston and FAKTR might be right for you, please give us a call and we will be happy to set up a consultation or appointment for you!