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Graston Technique is a soft tissue diagnostic and therapeutic method that has been used in out patient clinics since 1994. Graston instruments- made of stainless steel and specifically designed and developed as an alternative to manual transverse friction massage- are used as an aid in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue pathology and dysfunction. The instruments provide diagnostic tactile feedback to both the clinician and the patient, as the instruments act as a focused extension of the clinican's own hands.
Clinical experience has shown that Graston Technique is a benefit to the management of a large variety of musculoskeletal disorders. These include: carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical pain, de Quervain's Syndrome, epicondylitis, fibromyalgia, IT band syndrome, joint sprain, lower back pain, muscle strain, painful scar, plantar fascitis, post fracture pain and tendinitis. A large case series found that Graston Technique reduces numbness, increases patient functional capabilities both in activities of daily living and work related function.
When applied across joints, Kinesio Tape helps to stabilize the area by holding adjacent bones together at a joint with its elastic strength. This helps joints to act and feel more stable, which is especially helpful when ligaments have been torn or sprained. When the tape is applied over a muscle, it acts to support the function of that muscle.
The other function of Kinesio Tape is to help the flow of blood or lymphatic fluid under the skin. The tape helps to lift the skin slightly, allowing the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels to expand and flow freely. This function of the tape is remarkable in draining swollen limbs or significantly bruised areas. Many cancer survivers, especially breast cancer survivors, love the effects of the tape to help drain areas formerly serviced by lymph nodes, which have been removed during surgery.
Nutrition Response TestingSM is a non-invasive method of determining the underlying causes of your condition. With Nutrition Response Testing, we treat the root of the issue – not just the symptoms. Using feedback from your body, Nutrition Response Testing reliably and consistently detects the source of your ill or non-optimum health and indicates nutritional deficiencies. This technique is a form of applied kinesiology or otherwise known as “muscle-testing”. When performing Nutrition Response Testing, we can scan the body and all of the reflex points for the 5 most common stressors that are causing symptoms of poor health: heavy chemical toxicities (found in our environment), hidden food allergies or sensitivities, heavy metal toxicity and scar interference’s. When these stressors accumulate in our body they can build up as toxins over time and start to impair the function of major endocrine/metabolic glands and organs that are crucial to our health. Once we discover the underlying issue and where it is affecting your body, we test to see what nutrients you are lacking due to this toxin overload. When your body receives the proper amount of nutrients in the forms of whole food essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, many imbalances in your body come back into balance. When that happens symptoms lessen and are able to heal and often times disappear.
Licensed Massage Therapists use a variety of techniques to address soft tissue problems. Gentle kneading and stretching lengthens contracted muscles and fascia. Techniques such as sustained pressure, ice massage and stretching can release trigger points. Painful sprains and strains, as well as myofascial adhesions, can be addressed directly with massage techniques that improve circulation and stimulate healthy separation and realignment of injured fibers. In general, massage increases circulation. This reduces painful swelling and inflammation, and promotes healing by removing waste products and bringing nutrients to your tissues.
Our doctors work closely with the massage therapist to ensure the proper tissues and intensity are utilized. Used in conjunction with Chiropractic care this therapy can help with water retention, stress reduction, quicker recovery times, and muscle spasm and cramping.
The Chiropractic adjustment uses a controlled force applied in the joint plane to restore proper motion to restricted joints resulting in a reduction of pain and muscle spasms. Chiropractic physicians have been trained on when and where to use this technique to achieve the best results possible. Chiropractic care is a natural alternative to help a wide variety of issues, such as low back pain, headaches, neck pain, postural syndromes, scoliosis, and many others. Williamston Sport and Spine offers manual adjusting as well as a low force adjustment using the Activator instrument.