Graston Technique

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The Chiropractic Graston Technique 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 is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.

At F.I.T., Graston and FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab) are two well-known and respected instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques that focus on restoring the proper function and tissue quality of the musculoskeletal system. The techniques utilize specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis (scarring), adhesions, and/or chronic inflammation. In a sports medicine setting, Graston Technique in Kansas City allows us to place our athletes in their sport-specific positions in order to precisely isolate and release soft tissue restrictions that are interfering with their optimal movement patterns.

What It Treats

Graston 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 in Kansas City may have an impact on physiological changes by providing an increase in blood flow, reduction in tissue viscosity, myofascial release, interruption of pain receptors, and improvement of flexibility of underlying tissue.

It is suggested that IASTM is 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.

Graston is used to foster faster rehabilitation and recovery while reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does 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 therefore promoting 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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Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.

Contact Us 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 14876 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66223 1634 SE Blue Pkwy Lee's Summit, MO 64063 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108