Graston Technique® is Clinically Proven Physical Therapy
That Achieves Quicker and Better Outcomes
The Graston Technique® is a remarkable procedure that allows physical therapists to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can reduce range of motion and cause pain.
Physical Therapist in Glendale, AZ
Craig Brechler, PT, is the physical therapist in Glendale, AZ at Elite Pain Relief and Wellness. Craig is a certified Graston Technique® treatment provider. He has training in sports medicine and treatment of orthopedic injuries. As one of the most highly trained and experienced physical therapists in Glendale, AZ, Craig incorporates this advanced physical therapy technique into his personalized physical therapy plans to help patients return to a life of strength and wellness.
How Does The Graston Technique® Improve Physical Therapy Outcomes?
In the healing process, our body attempts to repair injured areas by creating “scar tissue”, much like the scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee.
In time, we can have a build up of this fibrous scar tissue, particularly in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve).
Graston Technique® Instruments Help Physical Therapists Detect & Treat
The Graston Technique® allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments, with the right amount of pressure to detect just where the scar tissue or restrictions are located.
When these knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the physical therapist and the patient sense a restriction, almost like a speed bump or a granular feeling. The instrument can then be used to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Stretching exercises are used to promote re-alignment of the fibers into the normal pattern of healthy tissue.
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Skilled Physical Therapist in Glendale, AZ
Looking for highly skilled physical therapist in Glendale AZ? Elite Pain Relief's experienced, highly trained physical therapist Craig Brechler, PT, can help you regain the life of wellness you need. Find out more about Craig Brechler HERE.