At the Naperville Chiropractic office, Dr Hagmeyer offers not only the Graston Technique but Low Level Laser Therapy and Active Release Technique for sports and soft tissue injuries.
Graston Technique-Naperville, IL
The Graston Technique has been the pain relief secret of professional sports for years and now more doctors of Chiropractic are offering it to the general public!
The Graston Technique allows Dr Hagmeyer to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” adhesions in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can reduce our range of motion and cause pain. Chronic pain is one of the medical industry’s largest problems. What the Graston Technique does is erase pain without medication and surgery. It involves use of stainless steel tools to loosen up soft tissue tightness that can cause pain all over your body.
How the Graston Technique Works
The injury site can be tight and painful. Dr Hagmeyer will use a stainless steel instrument that glides along your muscle, tendons, or ligaments with an appropriate amount of pressure to detect where scar tissue and/or restrictions are located. When these knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both Dr Hagmeyer and you the patient can will sense restriction. The instrument is then used to break up the restriction/adhesion. Additional exercises and movements such as stretching, Chiropractic adjustments, Active Release technique are used to promote realignment of the fibers into a normal pattern of healthy tissue. There are different instruments used for different parts of the body.
There is a reason that the Graston Technique has become a staple amongst sports oriented Chiropractic Physicians— it’s effectiveness in producing positive results! Because the Graston Technique is non-invasive, most patients are able to go about their daily routine without being disabled or experiencing down-time.
What You Can Expect
Patients typically receive two treatments per week over the course of several weeks, which will be determined by Dr Hagmeyer and your progress. Patients usually notice an improvement after 3 to 4 treatments. Treatments typically last 45 minutes to an hour when combined with other treatments, which will depend on your Chiropractic care plan of care for your condition/ailment.
Conditions That Have Benefited From the Graston Technique
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patellar Femoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
Cervical & Low Back Pain Hip Bursitis
Achilles Tendonitis (Heel Pain) Fibromyalgia
Plantar Fascitis (Foot Pain) Shin Splints
Hamstring Strain Trigger Finger
IT Band Syndrome Wrist Tendonitis
Lateral Epicondylitis (Elbow Pain) Any Scar Restriction
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (Shoulder Pain) Any Lingering Athletic Injuries