SOURCE: Advantage Chiropractic

January 18, 2012 10:00 ET

Calgary Chiropractor Announces Implementation of the Graston Technique

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Advantage Chiropractic, a Calgary-based wellness center, announced that the practice has implemented the use of the Graston Technique at the center. According to chiropractor Dr. Joanne M. Jenkins, the Graston Technique can help patients with acute or chronic soft tissue pain. The non-invasive treatment is administered by Dr. Jenkins, who uses a specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat soft tissue injuries and chronic inflammation. Chiropractic adjustments and techniques are used in providing wellness care, preventative care, senior care and sports injury.

Calgary chiropractor Dr. Joanne M. Jenkins is able to use the Graston Technique to help patients heal from soft tissue injuries. The Graston Technique is a patented-form of soft tissue mobilization that uses a series of instruments to detect scar tissue and treat chronic inflammation that causes back pain and neck pain.

"As a chiropractor, my focus is on helping my patients achieve healthy living through natural, non-invasive healing," said Dr. Jenkins. "The Graston Technique is an important tool for repairing soft tissue damage and managing pain."

According to Dr. Jenkins, when the body is injured, it will naturally try to repair itself. This can lead to a buildup of scar tissue on soft tissues, like the ligaments, tendons and muscles.

"Scar tissue is part of the body's attempt to heal itself, but unfortunately, scar tissue can actually make pain worse," said Dr. Jenkins. "The Graston Technique allows me to identify and correct underlying scar tissue as well as reduce chronic inflammation so that the body can properly heal."

During a treatment session, Dr. Jenkins uses six stainless steel instruments to detect and treat underlying tissue damage. The instruments are designed to pass over natural tissue, and "catch" on damaged fibers. This helps identify areas of the body that need healing.

After an area is identified for healing, Dr. Jenkins will then use a different instrument to break up lump scar tissue. According to Dr. Jenkins, this tissue is then absorbed by the body as it re-forms healthy tissue, relieving back pain and neck pain.

Patients normally receive twice-weekly treatments for four to five weeks. According to Dr. Jenkins, the Graston Technique is 75-90% successful in treating soft tissue injuries, including back pain and neck pain. Following the treatment sessions, many patients continue to see Dr. Jenkins for ongoing preventative wellness care.

"Every patient is different, and what works for one patient may not work for another," said Dr. Jenkins. "However, with the Graston Technique, I've found there to be success in addressing pain management and repairing soft tissue damage. By treating the underlying cause for pain, I can help patients heal and get healthy for life."

The Graston Technique was originally developed for use with professional athletes to help treat soft tissue injuries and post-surgical scarring. Today, according to the Graston Technique website, it is used by more than 11,500 clinicians as well as NBA, NFL and MLB professional sporting teams.

In addition to the Graston Technique, Dr. Jenkins uses a variety of treatments including chiropractic adjustments for pain management and long-term wellness care.

Individuals who wish to learn more about treatments available at Advantage Chiropractic may contact Dr. Jenkins at 403-918-5311.

Contact Information

  • Advantage Chiropractic
    Calgary, Alberta