Graston Technique

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The Chiropractic Graston Technique our chiropractors use is one of the leading instrument-assisted soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

Chiropractic Graston Technique Kansas City

Manual Therapy

The Chiropractic Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft tissue, instrument-assisted mobilization. It’s just one of a number of manual therapy approaches our chiropractors have in their “toolbox,” It uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently to help restore function and relief any pain or discomfort.

At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractors use two well-known and respected techniques that focus on restoring the proper function and tissue quality of the musculoskeletal system. These use specially designed, stainless steel instruments to detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, adhesions, and/or chronic inflammation. Both our Chiropractic Graston Technique in Kansas City, as well as Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), allows us to place our athletes in their sport-specific positions in order to precisely isolate and release the soft tissue restrictions interfering with their movement.

What It Treats

Our Chiropractic Graston Technique in Kansas City (or FAKTR) can help reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain associated with, but not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Little leaguers elbow
  • Nerve entrapments

How Graston Works

The Chiropractic Graston Technique we use in our Kansas City clinics may have an impact on physiological changes. This is because we are providing an increase in blood flow, reduction in tissue viscosity, myofascial release, interruption of pain receptors, and improvement of flexibility of underlying tissue.

Research suggests these techniques are an effective treatment intervention for reducing pain and improving function in less than a three-month period.

How F.I.T. Uses the Graston Technique

F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes the Graston Technique to restore the proper motion, texture, and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons to eliminate the patient’s pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Our chiropractors use the Graston Technique to encourage faster rehabilitation and recovery while also reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Graston Technique work for plantar fasciitis?

Yes, Graston is a very useful technique in treating plantar fasciitis. It helps to increase blood flow while improving tissue texture, which therefore promotes healing.

Is the Graston Technique right for you?

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

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Contact Us 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 2113 E Kansas City Rd. Olathe, KS 66061 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B Liberty, MO 64068 11340 Nall Ave Suite 200B Overland Park, KS 66211 505 S. Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 121 N. Dean Ave Raymore, MO 64083