Scar tissue can often make normal daily activities painful or even limit your range of motion to the point that they are difficult. These problems are caused by the way scar tissue forms. Normal, healthy tissue fibers are organized in specific patterns depending on what type of tissue it is. After an injury, the tissue heals haphazardly, disrupting the tissue pattern. This tough tissue area limits range of motion and causes pain.
What many people don’t realize is that most scar tissue does not have to be permanent. The Graston Technique is a patented method of breaking down scar tissue and fascial restrictions using instruments expertly designed for this purpose. It employs cross-fiber massage to separate clumpy collagen cross-links, stretching muscle fibers and connective tissue. Once the scar tissue is broken up, it can be absorbed into the body, leading to a recovery of range of motion and a reduction of pain symptoms. Clinicians must be specially-trained and accredited in the Graston Technique in order to use it to treat patients.