Studley Green - High Wycombe
Graston Technique® is grounded in the works of Dr. James Cyriax, an English orthopaedic surgeon. This is an advanced form of myofascial release utilising patented instruments specifically designed for varying anatomical body parts.
The practitioner uses the instruments to detect adhesions, fibrotic nodules, crystalline deposits and scar tissue which can cause pain, weakness and functional limitation. They then use the instrument to “break up” restrictions or adhesions, essentially undertaking a form of cross-friction massage to penetrate deeper into the muscle’s tissue. Treatment is always followed by stretching exercises to promote re-alignment of the tissue fibres so that they behave more like normal, healthy tissue.
Because the Graston instruments provide a “broad base” contact, this is generally quite a comfortable deep-tissue technique especially when compared to deep-tissue massage techniques which use the practitioners hands, elbows or forearms.
Patients usually receive two treatments per week over four to five weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the third or fourth treatment. Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75-90% of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function
to acute and chronic injuries and in pre- and postsurgical patients.