Graston® is an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique originally developed for athletes, but now commonly used for the general public. The stainless steel instruments are specifically developed to assist clinicians in breaking down scar tissue and myofascial restrictions. This technique is very useful in areas of chronic inflammation or soft tissue fibrosis. It is valuable in helping to decrease treatment time. Used with other therapies, including chiropractic adjustments, Graston® has been very successful in treating the following: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Non - Acute Bursitis, RSD, Achilles Tendinitis, Reduced ROM due to Scar Tissue, Neck / Back Pain, Plantar Fascitis, Heel Pain, Scars, Myofascial Pain, IT Band Syndrome, Patellar Tendinitis, Acute and Chronic Sprains/Strains.
Drs. Anderson, Kleene, and Weber all use this technique.
ART is what makes us different than other healthcare offices. A.R.T. is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Many conditions treated in our office all have one important thing in common; they are often a result of overused muscles. Both Drs. Weber and Kleene are trained and certified in this amazing technique.
Over-used muscles change in three important ways:
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique toART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
These soft tissue conditions are treated by applying specific tension and pressure with precise patient movement. During treatment patients often report a slight burning sensation similar to that felt while lifting weights. They often describe it as a "hurts so good" feeling or "I can feel it working!"