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Are you an athlete or a weekend warrior that struggles with constant muscle injuries, foot pain, tennis elbow or muscle tightness? Or maybe you’re not an athlete but you suffer with constant muscle aches and pains that will not go away? Is traditional massage therapy or chiropractic adjustments or maybe even injections or medications not offering you long lasting relief? If you answered yes to those questions then you need to know about the benefits of the Graston soft tissue technique.

Graston is an advanced form of soft tissue mobilization/massage, which enables practitioners to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction using contoured hand-held instruments.

What does it treat?

  • Chronic muscle tightness or muscle spasms
  • Scar tissue from previous injuries or surgeries
  • Trigger points
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff injuries
  • TMJ
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee and Hip Adhesions/pain
  • ITB syndrome
  • Tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis

How does it work?
The instruments effectively break down fascial and fibrous adhesions and scar tissue. The instruments cause microtrauma to the affected tissue resulting in a local inflammatory response. The microtrauma facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue, which may have developed as a result of surgery, inactivity, repeated strain or other mechanisms are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur.

What can the patient expect?

  • A thorough evaluation to assess soft tissue restrictions, as well as determine their level of reactivity to the instruments
  • Instruments applied during each visit until restrictions/scar tissue have been reduced to an acceptable level.
  • The possibility of some post treatment soreness. This is normal and should lesson by the third or fourth visit.
  • Possible mild bruising. This occurs from a controlled micro-injury that causes microvascular trauma and capillary hemorrhage that induces a localized inflammatory response.
  • Patients will asked to be responsible for maintaining a home exercise program that will include stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Alleviation of symptoms, pain and overall soft tissue tightness.

How often would I need to receive Graston to achieve great results?
The average case is 2 times a week for 3 weeks for a total of 6 treatments. If expected results are achieved the patient is released. If they are not achieved additional treatments might be necessary.

Contact our office at (260)338-1700 to make an appointment today!

Office Hours
Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday8:30am - 4:30pm
What Our Patients Are Saying

"I came in with migraines and Dr. Miller helped not only with adjusting my neck and back, but my overall health."
- Brock

"Dr. Miller helped me avoid a third back surgery."
- Jerry

"After a series of traction treatments my back is strong and well; two weeks after my first treatment with no rehab and a lot smaller bill!"
- Linda

"After 2 years of horrible sciatica, I am now pain free! I’m back to my old self!"
- Tonya

"I had tried everything and the Virgin Diet completely healed my IBS and I was feeling better within 2 weeks!"
- Shirley

"I believe strongly in the Virgin Diet coupled with Chiropractic Care that finally allowed me to be pain free after a year of constant pain."
- Christine

"When I follow Dr. Miller's instructions, I can have a relatively pain-free and joyful life. I get to keep my job, enjoy my grandchildren, sit comfortably, and sleep at night!"
- Lisa

“After my appointments, I can now be more active, sleep more comfortably, and focus better on my education without dealing with back pain. The Graston technique really helped with my scoliosis pain.”
- Daphne

“I suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have had a significant decrease in pain since I became a patient of Dr. Miller, and without prescription medications!”
- Jen

“As a dental hygienist since 1982, my back, neck, and posture have improved under Dr. Miller’s care. I also sleep better at night as a result of chiropractic adjustments!”
- Denise

“For years I have worked through the back pain that greeted me every time I started doing chores around my home. After only two treatments from Dr. Miller, I can honestly say that there was a significant change in the pain level I experienced. Since completing my treatment plan, most days I am pain free even while I am working around the house!”
- Marcos

“I have suffered from headaches since I was a teenager. I have never liked taking medication. I had done some research into alternative solutions. Acupuncture was not going to work since I don’t like needles. Chiropractic care sounded the most promising, but I never wanted my neck cracked. Since starting with Dr. Miller, I have only had a few headaches!”
- Tiah

"Dr. Miller is knowledgeable and thorough. He is personable and does a great job at addressing spinal issues and more."
- Gene

"What they do truly makes a difference in peoples lives everyday and has had made all the difference in my life!"
- Stephanie

"They take care of the problem and help you understand possible causes. They will also do rehab to help the issue as well, not just the adjusting."
- Jennifer

Office Hours
Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday8:30am - 4:30pm
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10528 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

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