We Can Effectively Treat Your Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, or contusions can be painful and limit your mobility. But the professionals at Effective Integrative Healthcare are adept at performing the Graston Technique® to provide relief. We have convenient locations in Millersville, Crofton, and Lanham, MD, where we treat patients who have suffered injuries on the job, playing sports, or performing routine activities around the house. If you have experienced soft tissue trauma – such as a sprained ankle or pulled ligament – it is essential to seek prompt treatment to minimize the damage and help you feel well again. Though conventional treatments such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation will provide short-term relief, the Graston Technique® will produce long-lasting results. Call Effective Integrative Healthcare today to learn more.
Understanding the Graston Technique®
Among the many cutting-edge forms of treatment we use to alleviate our patients’ pain and improve their mobility is the Graston Technique®. This manual therapy uses specialized instruments to scrape or massage the skin gently. This instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization allows our specialists to detect and treat the scar tissue that is limiting your function and causing discomfort in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Whether your condition is chronic, acute, or post-surgical, the Graston Technique® can help. The stainless-steel instruments we use at Effective Integrative Healthcare can both stretch and relax your muscles. These tools vary in size and shape, with multiple angles and rounded edges to ensure they do not tug at your skin.
What to Expect from Graston Treatment
If you are suffering from a soft tissue injury, reach out to our clinicians for care. We will perform a consultation to understand your condition better. With an awareness of the cause of your pain and the areas affected, we can determine if treatment using the Graston Technique® is right for you. If so, our clinicians will explain how it works and schedule an appointment to get you started. Among the things you can expect during your treatment sessions are:
- Scar Tissue Identification – Using the Graston Technique® instruments, we will comb your skin to detect scar tissue, which limits your mobility and function.
- Scar Tissue Breakdown – Next, we will use the instruments to rub against the grain of your scar tissue, thus breaking it apart. This step re-introduces minor trauma to the affected area to increase blood flow and activate nerve receptors.
- Ice the Area – You may experience discomfort during the treatment, so it is essential to ice the area after treatment to minimize inflammation and bruising.
Benefits of the Graston Technique®
For best results, it is important to combine the Graston Technique® with other forms of chiropractic care from the specialists at Effective Integrative Healthcare. Our team will customize a plan for you that utilizes an array of treatment options. But the Graston Technique® has many benefits that you may not experience from other approaches, such as:
- Shorter treatment time
- Faster rehabilitation
- Reduced need for anti-inflammatory medication
Conditions We Treat with the Graston Technique®
The Graston Technique® is a proven approach to many kinds of soft tissue injuries. We have used it to treat patients of all ages and help them expedite their recovery. It is even a suitable treatment for some chronic conditions. Among the injuries we can treat using the Graston Technique® are:
Contact Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
Spending every day in pain as the result of a soft tissue injury is no way to lead your life. There is a litany of treatment options for your strains or sprains, but few are as effective as the Graston Technique®. The professionals at Effective Integrative Healthcare in Maryland can expertly perform this treatment to alleviate your discomfort and improve your mobility. Get relief at our convenient, state-of-the-art clinics in Millersville, Crofton, or Lanham, MD. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.