“Life requires movement. No part of the body exists in isolation. Every tissue and cell in the body are dependent on those around it for support and movement.”

— Heather MacCormac

What is Graston Technique®?

Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated.

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Getting certified in Graston Technique® was a big deal for Heather as a therapist – not only because it would prove to be a “game changer” technique to add to her already staked list of skills – but because she is the only RMT in Atlantic Canada with this designation.

Graston Technique® is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address and breakdown scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. The technique utilizes specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 21,750 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

The Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers — and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.

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Price list

60 mins Graston Technique. $90.00

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Research

Research conducted by Graston Technique® trained clinicians at Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, found that the controlled micro trauma induced through Graston Technique® protocol, increased the amount of fibroblasts to the treated area. That amount of inflammation to the scar tissue helps initiate the healing cascade. The structure of the tissue is rearranged, and damaged tissue is replaced by new tissue.

Ice is then applied to reduce the pain and exercise is implemented to increase function and range of motion.

Other clinical studies continue to document the success of Graston Technique®, generally achieving better outcomes when compared to traditional therapies, and resolving injuries that have failed to respond to other therapies.

Therapist

  • Heather MacCormac

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    Heather MacCormac

       Head Therapist
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