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Graston Technique in Morley

Dr Fico using the graston techniqueThe Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilisation. The instruments are used with a particular form of massage to help the practitioner identify and break down areas of scar tissue that restrict movement. Manipulating the fascia in this way may also facilitate soft tissue healing as well as lessen pain and increase range of motion.

A practitioner must be certified in the Graston Technique in order to offer it. At Morley Chiropractic, our chiropractor Dr Fico is a certified Graston Technique practitioner.


How It Works

Special stainless steel instruments are “scraped” over the skin to help break up scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles and fascia. They’re curved to be able to mould to the shape of your body, and because they’re steel, they are able to apply more pressure than a regular massage. This makes Graston Technique very efficient in helping resolve certain types of soft tissue problems. In addition, the process can help to reduce or eliminate inflammation in the area. When inflammation is reduced, more healing nutrients can flow into the tissues, promoting healing.

Dr Fico talking with patient

Our Approach

Dr Fico will conduct a thorough examination to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your pain or other symptoms. Based on his evaluation, he will design a customised care plan to help you achieve your health goals. If he believes the Graston Technique will benefit you, he will incorporate it into your care plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful? What does it feel like?

Much like a deep tissue massage, the scraping sensation of the Graston Technique may feel a bit uncomfortable as it’s coming into contact with scar tissue. This discomfort is temporary and usually followed by a very pleasant feeling of release when the scar tissue is broken up.

Who can benefit from this technique?

The Graston Technique may be beneficial for anyone with tight muscles, knots, trigger points or scar tissue in the muscles or fascia. Often, athletes or other very active people experience this type of condition, making this method especially well-suited for them.

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