For those of you who have any kind of recent or longstanding physical/sports injury, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Jorge and the Graston Technique he uses. I met Dr. Jorge during a Health and Wellness seminar at my yoga studio. A little wary to volunteer after seeing his torturous-looking tool kit (see below!), I decided to give him a shot. I have some longstanding ankle/knee issues from an ankle injury years ago that resulted in tendonitis, which usually acts up with overuse. After working on my foot, ankle, and calf for about 10 minutes the immediate relief and “lightness” my entire leg felt was almost beyond belief. I believe Dr. Jorge could provide the same results, if not drastically more pain relief (being that an initial consultation is 60-90 minutes, whereas I only spent 10-15 minutes with him) on almost any muscle pain in the body.
Stately Chiropractic Group
Dr. Jorge Guevara
275 Victoria St. Suite 2C
Costa Mesa, CA
Los Angeles - Lucent Chiropractic
Dr. Serge Lazatin
6399 Wilshire Blvd Suite 712, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Here are a few highlights of the very interesting Graston technique.
The concept of cross fiber massage is not new. Graston Technique® is grounded in the works of Dr. James Cyriax, an English orthopedic surgeon. With the use of specially designed instruments and protocol.
Graston Technique® has become standard protocol in universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities as well as industrial on-site treatment settings such as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. The technique is also being used at industrial settings and by NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball trainers.
What is the Graston Technique®?A. The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.
- Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
- Increases skin temperature
- Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
- Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
- Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
- Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
- Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
How are the instruments used?
A. The Graston Technique® instruments are used to enhance the clinician’s ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the affected areas. Skilled clinicians use the stainless steel instruments to comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.
What kind of results does Graston Technique® produce?
A. Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75–90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and postsurgical patients.
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