Graston Therapy

If you’re suffering from chronic pain or poor range of motion, Dr. Santana and Dr. Benejan at Bensa Chiropractic and Wellness in Bradenton, FL, offer Graston Therapy and other highly effective, natural methods of relief.

Graston Therapy in Chiropractic Care

Visiting a chiropractor often involves many hands-on treatments, such as manual adjustments and chiropractic massage. However, to fully serve their patients and help them achieve optimal relief, chiropractors will also employ methods that utilize small instruments and other resources. Graston Therapy is an instrument-assisted therapy that has proven highly effective for many conditions and symptoms. Below, Dr. Santana and Dr. Benejan at Bensa Chiropractic and Wellness in Bradenton, FL, explain what this technique is, how it works, and more.

What Is the Graston Technique, and How Does It Work?

The Graston Technique utilizes a tool that the chiropractor moves across the skin. It helps detect and feel areas that have scar tissue and restrictions in the fascia that might not be detected through manual methods. Once these areas have been detected, the same tool can be used to break them up.

What Does It Treat?

Your chiropractor might add the Graston Technique to your treatment plan for many different issues, as it has proven so effective. Some common issues that it’s used to treat include but are not limited to iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, sciatica, ankle pain, wrist pain, neck pain, and Tennis elbow.

What Are the Benefits of Adding the Graston Technique to Chiropractic Treatment Plans?

One of the biggest benefits is that it can often detect and treat areas that other methods might miss or be unable to reach. Other benefits include:

  • Enhancing and speeding up recovery
  • Improving range of motion
  • Increasing blood flow to the treatment site
  • Providing natural pain relief
  • Breaking up scar tissue from old injuries

Is the Treatment Painful?

This technique breaks up scar tissue and knots that might have been present or building up for years. It’s normal to feel some discomfort, much like a deep tissue massage. However, it provides incredible relief from pain, tension, and other symptoms.

You might also notice some slight bruising in the treatment area. This is also normal, as the blood is restored to that area and is working to heal it.

Discover the benefits of Graston Therapy by visiting Dr. Santana and Dr. Benejan at Bensa Chiropractic and Wellness in Bradenton, FL. Call (941) 405-4088 to schedule an appointment today.


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