Soft tissue injuries aren't just painful; they can impact your quality of life. At Coastal Healthcare Partners, Dr. Michael Osborne proudly offers Graston Technique® (GT) therapy, an effective and noninvasive treatment for chronic, acute, or post-surgical pain. If you have a soft tissue injury or condition, call the Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and DeLand, offices to find out how GT therapy can get you back to a pain-free life.
What is GT therapy?
GT therapy is a unique, evidence-based treatment that uses special instruments to mobilize your body's injured soft tissues. When combined with rehabilitation, GT therapy helps restore your range of motion and normal function while reducing your pain.
The Graston Technique accelerates your natural healing processes and can treat chronic, acute, or post-surgical pain rooted in the soft tissues of your body. It’s also an effective treatment to break up painful or restrictive scar tissue.
How is GT therapy performed?
At Coastal Healthcare Partners, Dr. Osborne uses the specially designed Graston tools to detect knots and damage in your soft tissue. He then runs the tools over your skin to break up the tissue, restore mobility, and speed up your healing.
Depending on your injury and the program Dr. Osborne designs for you, you’ll typically have 1-2 treatments each week. Most treatment programs include a total of 6-12 sessions. GT therapy is a noninvasive treatment, and it only takes about 30-60 seconds for each treatment area.
You may experience some minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterward. Dr. Osborne is trained to recognize these reactions, and he adjusts the treatment accordingly.
What can I expect after GT therapy?
Dr. Osborne and the team at Coastal Healthcare Partners will help you establish a pain-free level of activity and exercise as an essential part of your rehabilitation program. Most patients who receive GT therapy have a positive response after only a few treatment sessions.
Once you have progressed beyond the early stages of inflammation and repair, you can resume your favorite activities.
GT therapy has positive outcomes in 75-90% of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in addressing acute and chronic injuries, and in restoring and maintaining your optimal range of motion.
If you have a soft tissue injury or condition that’s causing you pain, call Coastal Healthcare Partners or book an appointment online today.