Graston Technique

Reduce scar tissue and restore muscle function.


Graston technique is an instrument assisted method of mobilizing soft tissue. In other words, your chiropractor at Accelerate Health uses a stainless steel tool to help improve muscle mobility and function.

This is vital to the healing process because when the muscle is functioning improperly, it will provide inaccurate feedback to your brain. This can lead to compensatory movement patterns in other areas of the body causing more areas of discomfort and concern. So what causes improper muscle function to begin with? Poor movement patterns and muscle function can be a result of muscle tension, injury to the muscle or region of the body the muscle helps control, scar tissue and much more.

Scar tissue in particular responds very well to Graston technique. Scar tissue is a result of our tissues healing from an injury in a sporadic fashion. When this occurs, tissue mobility is limited and causes faulty movement patterns. The Graston method will break up the scar tissue allowing the tissue to heal properly and increasing the functionality of the tissue leading to more accurate feedback reaching your brain. It is important to note that not all scar tissue is visible or taking the shape of an actual scar. After an injury it is common to have scar tissue that lies below the surface and is not visible with the naked eye.

Our Denver chiropractors will thoroughly assess the area to determine if your tension and limited mobility is a result of improper tissue healing and if Graston is the proper treatment protocol for you. Conditions that are treatable with Graston include but are not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post surgical scar
  • Injuries due to a motor vehicle accident
  • Women’s health concerns including scarring from cesarean delivery as well as scarring related to mastectomy

Contact us today for expert Graston Technique treatment in Denver.