The Graston Technique is a non-invasive procedure for treating soft tissue injuries using specially designed instruments that help Dr. De Brine to identify and treat areas of soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. This technique allows her to delve as deep into the tissue as necessary for treatment while still being sensitive to the patient’s pain levels. The special instrument is moved over the affected area and as it comes in contact with adhesions, it helps to break up scar tissue. In time, this will reduce (or hopefully, eliminate completely) the soft tissue damage and restore range of motion as well as eliminate the associated pain.
Dr. De Brine uses the Graston Technique to find areas of scar tissue where the vasculature (underlying arrangement of blood vessels) is no longer present. Tissue will not heal without an adequate blood supply. By using this technique, she will attempt to reestablish proper blood supply to the affected area, promoting tissue growth and rehabilitation.
Properly performed, the Graston Technique should not cause the patient any pain.