Graston Technique: A Superior Solution for Soft Tissue Damage


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Graston Technique Lake Stevens, Everett, Marysville

If you’ve ever suffered from a soft tissue injury, you’ll understand its debilitating and detrimental impacts. At Lake Stevens Chiropractic, we apply the innovative Graston Technique® to effectively address your injury and restore your wellbeing to its optimal state. The technique’s versatility makes it applicable to various soft tissue conditions, be it severe, post-operative, or chronic. Irrespective of the problem, there’s a strong probability that the Graston Technique can help you regain your usual self.

Applicable Across Multiple Disciplines

One of the significant advantages of the Graston Technique is its applicability across diverse professions focusing on the musculoskeletal system. Such specialists include:

  • Hand therapists
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Chiropractors

Specifically targeting fascial restrictions and scar tissue, the technique aims to reclaim the patient’s full motion range. We ensure our patients are aware that GT is non-invasive, implying there’s no need for needles or any other medical implements to be introduced into the body. Special stainless-steel instruments are employed to further identify the body areas requiring attention.

Understanding the Graston Technique:

During a treatment using Graston Technique, your chiropractor uses specialized stainless steel instruments to target and treat your tissues. This method is effective and gentle, and when used in combination with other therapies, its benefits can be maximized. As the instruments glide over your body, they help break up adhesions, release fascial restrictions, and reduce scar tissue. The treatment continues until the affected fibers have been addressed or noticeably reduced. By the end of the session, you can expect to experience reduced pain and improved mobility.

The Advantages of the Graston Technique

With a clearer understanding of the Graston Technique’s workings, it’s easier to appreciate the numerous benefits the technique offers over other tissue restoration treatment options. One exceptional feature of the Graston Technique is that your treatment duration is substantially reduced, typically to two weekly treatments spanning four to five weeks. This expedited healing means you can resume your regular activities sooner than with other soft tissue repair methods. Another positive outcome is that your dependence on costly anti-inflammatory medications can be significantly reduced. Moreover, you might finally find respite from persistent conditions once deemed incurable.

Clinical Utilizations

Examples of specific clinical applications in which the Graston Technique has been implemented include:

  • Whiplash
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic headaches 
  • Pain in the shoulder, foot, and knee
  • Neck discomfort
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Golfer’s elbow

Discover why both athletes and regular patients favor Graston Technique. Lake Stevens Chiropractic is here to address any questions you might have, and we can arrange an appointment for you to enjoy a pain-free life with a full range of motion. Feel free to contact us today!

Is the Graston Technique Dangerous?

The Graston Technique, when performed by a skilled and experienced chiropractor at Lake Stevens Chiropractic, is generally safe and effective for many patients. It’s a non-invasive method that uses specialized instruments to address soft tissue issues, reduce adhesions, release fascial restrictions, and alleviate scar tissue.

While it’s typically gentle, some patients may experience minor bruising or temporary discomfort, which usually resolves on its own. It’s important to communicate any skin sensitivities or medical conditions you have with our chiropractic team to ensure a tailored and safe approach. However, not everyone may be suitable for this technique, and individual responses can vary. Our goal is to provide personalized care and recommendations based on your specific needs and circumstances to maximize the benefits of the Graston Technique

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 Jennifer W.

 I have been to several Chiropractors in the past and have never had such a positive experience. I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you!


Colleen D.

Dr. Gaddis and his staff are very personable and work hard to fit your scheduling needs.


James H.

Excellent experience. The best Chiropractic care I have received compared to other offices I have visited.