GRASTON SCAR TISSUE THERAPY TECHNIQUE
The Graston Technique® allows us to detect and treat patients for areas of scar tissue or adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can lead to pain and dysfunction.
In the healing process our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons, and ligaments with scar tissue, much like the scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee. As you can imagine, that scar tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy, undamaged tissue. Over 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).