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This technique is applied with both manual (using hands) and instrument-assisted (using a hand held instrument) applications. The active portion of the technique is referring to the patients active participation in the therapy. When a clinician applies a load to the tissue that is restricted with either their hands or an instrument, the purpose is the same; to release or mobilize scar tissue, myofascial adhesion's and trigger points in the soft tissues being treated. This independently can be a very effective means of improving soft tissue mobility and function.
One can achieve even far greater results when the patient can actively lengthen the tissue underneath the doctor's contact point. With use of active muscle contraction by the patient to lengthen the tissue while at the same time the doctor is applying a contact to the area needing to be released provides even more benefits to treating the condition.
A combination of Graston Technique and AMR are very effective at treating most acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. The doctor will use a variation of these two approaches to best resolve your condition. Common conditions treated include:
Whiplash (auto injuries)
Myofascial Trigger Points
TMJ / Jaw pain
Scar tissue reduction
Any many more........
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