Whether it’s acute, chronic or post-surgical pain, the Graston Technique helps the patient by improving function, flexibility, and mobility. The Graston Technique is instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Instruments help find lesions or scar tissue from an athletic injury or an accident.
If you think of a cut string tied in the middle shortening the total length, the Graston Technique will assist in lengthening and smoothing the tissue like a knotted string. This improves performance, reduces pain, and increases control for patients. With the return of function, patients experience pain relief as well as improved movement.
An athlete with hamstring issues pulled muscles, or other performance-related issues would find relief with the Graston Technique. Someone recovering from surgery would benefit by addressing both scarring and pain. After a car accident, patients could seek relief from acute pain, potential chronic pain and loss of range of motion. Ask more about how the Graston Technique could benefit you.
At Reza Chiropractic, training includes stretching to improve range of motion, mobility, and control. Active stretching, and how to use specific tools, can increase function and form for athletes and anyone trying to move better and more comfortably. It also helps reduce incidents of injury and can address pre-existing conditions.
One tool includes the foam roller used for both prehab and rehab. This includes fast rolling beforehand and slow rolling afterward. Training for the best use and maximum benefit can be done at the office in conjunction with other types of stretching.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is another type of stretching. AIS uses stretches shorter in duration to target muscles. This doesn’t trigger the protective stretch reflex and muscle contraction like with other kinds of stretches. The benefit can be accomplished without opposing tension or resulting in trauma.
An advance in flexibility training is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). Part of PNF is both stretching and contraction, targeting specific muscle groups. Originally created for rehabilitation, PNF works well for anyone trying to improve their athletic performance as well as mobility.
Instruction, education, and training are available. For more information on how stretching can benefit you, your movement or your performance, contact the office.
Scheduling with a Concierge Based Practice
At Reza Chiropractic, there are no scheduling challenges because it’s a concierge-based practice. As a client, you can expect flexibility that will work around busy schedules and family needs. This eliminates wait times, and if you are in pain, you will be seen faster than at a practice utilizing traditional scheduling. If it’s a car accident or athletic injury, not facing sitting in a lobby is a relief. Contact Reza Chiropractic online or call us at (727) 526-7700 to set your appointment that fits into your schedule.