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Graston Therapy in Alberta

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Graston therapy is a treatment that requires the use of an instrument to massage and stimulate your soft tissue. Physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other professionals use this treatment to identify areas of the body with limited mobility and to break down some scar tissue.

Through the use of Graston therapy, providers attempt to reduce pain and discomfort, improve your range of motion, and aid your soft tissue in its healing process after an injury. This method is supported by empirical and anecdotal evidence.

When you visit Optimum Wellness Centres for a consultation, you will be met with friendly staff to check and make sure that all of your required information is on file. We will then have a no-obligation conversation about why you seek treatment and what you want to get out of it.

Your health history and lifestyle will then be discussed to pinpoint the underlying cause for your pain or discomfort.

The professional working with you will ask about your pain points, mobility issues, and other symptoms contributing to your condition. If they determine you have a soft tissue injury or some restriction in your connective tissue, they may try the Graston technique.

Treatment Options & Plans

The instruments used for Graston technique are designed to detect restrictions in your connective tissue. Using the appropriate Graston tool, your practitioner will treat the affected area.

On average, patients typically see results within 3-4 sessions. However, every case is different. Your practitioner will make recommendations based on your unique needs.

FAQs

This therapy is often recommended for certain types of repetitive strain injuries like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis

The instruments used for this method are very unique. Their design features a bevelled edge, which allows treatment providers to feel for the presence of scarring in your connective tissue.

Yes! Studies show that when applied by a trained practitioner, this type of therapy can increase range of motion and decrease soft tissue-related pain.

Graston therapy is meant to be accessible to all who may need it, so you do not need a doctor’s referral to access treatment.

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Safe Stretching

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Safe Stretching

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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Types Of Stretching

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Types Of Stretching

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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March 24, 2020
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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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Benefits Of Stretching

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Benefits Of Stretching

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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March 23, 2020
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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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