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Using Graston Technique for Pain Management


What is 
Graston Technique therapy? 

Graston Technique therapy is an evidence-based, hands-on method of treating the soft tissues in your body, including muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons to help relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying your life. 

The Graston Technique incorporates stainless-steel instruments that Joseph uses in conjunction with a specific type of manual therapy to help mobilize and release your soft tissues. The goal of this type of therapy is to find and treat any areas that may be restricting your movement. 

How does 
Graston Technique therapy work? 

The specialized Graston Technique instruments allow Joseph to detect any lesions or scar tissue within your body’s soft tissue. 

He combs the instrument over the area of your body where you are experiencing pain or restricted range of motion. This lets him feel fibrotic tissue: An indication of a restricted muscle, tendon, ligament, or fascia. 

Once he identifies this tissue, Joseph applies the manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises to restore function and provide pain relief in the affected area. Joseph can combine acupuncture, manual therapy, LED Light Therapy (Celluma) along with Graston Technique therapy to help your body heal soft tissue. 

What areas can be treated with 
Graston Technique therapy? 

Some of the most common conditions that Graston Technique therapy can treat include: 

  • Neck and back pain 
  • Ankle pain and tendinitis 
  • Knee pain 
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis 
  • Shoulder pain and rotator cuff syndrome 
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow 
  • Wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Scar tissue 
  • Shin splints 
  • Post-mastectomy and post-Cesarean scarring 
  • Sciatica 
  • Ligament and joint problems 

Joseph is highly trained in Graston Technique therapies, so you can be assured that you receive the best treatment for your specific health condition. Call or schedule a consultation today! 

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center
95 Armory Road, Suite 2
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone: 959-600-6335
Fax: 203-345-9827
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