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Graston

The Graston technique innovatively uses specific design instruments for the deep treatment of muscles and ligaments.
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.Chiropraticienne
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.Chiropraticienne
- Dirigeante du Centre Chiromédic
- Titulaire d’un doctorat en chiropratique de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (mention d’excellence)
- Programme court de 2e cycle en chiropratique sportive
- Formation en Active Release Techniques
- Formation en technique Graston ®
- Formation en Mulligan
- Formation en Fascial Manipulation ©
- Formation en Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), traitement des fascias
- Kinesiotaping et Dynamic taping
- Premier répondant du sport
- Certifiée Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI)
- Membre du CCSSQ (conseil chiropratique des sciences du sport du Qc)
- Membre de la Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS)
- Lauréate de deux bourses d’excellence de la Fondation Chiropratique du Québec

Dr Martin Lafrenière, D.C.
Dr Martin Lafrenière, D.C.Chiropraticien
Dr Martin Lafrenière, D.C.
Dr Martin Lafrenière, D.C.Chiropraticien
- Titulaire d’un doctorat en chiropratique de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
- Formation en Active Release Techniques
- Formation en technique Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), traitement des fascias
- Membre du CCSSQ (conseil chiropratique des sciences du sport du Qc)
- Formation de 2e cycle en chiropratique sportive en cours
- Membre de la Society of Weight-Training Injury specialists (SWIS)
- Kinesiotaping et Fascial movement taping
- Premier répondant du sport
- Formation en technique Graston ®
- Formation complémentaire en technique crâniennes, myofasciales et ostéo-articulaires

Dr Bernard Proulx, D.C.
Dr Bernard Proulx, D.C.Chiropraticien
Dr Bernard Proulx, D.C.
Dr Bernard Proulx, D.C.Chiropraticien
- Titulaire d’un doctorat en chiropratique du Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
- Clinicien superviseur en enseignement clinique à l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
- Formation en Active Release Techniques
- Formation en technique Graston ®
- Formation en pédiatrie chiropratique et en suivi de grossesse
- Formation en orthopédie chiropratique du Los Angeles Chiropractic College

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What is this method of treatment?

This technique innovatively utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments that enhance the chiropractor's ability to effectively break down muscle and ligament tissue adhesions and fibrosed tendons. The instruments are moved along the longitudinal axis of the musculotendinous structures involved. The instrument that passes over the skin of the patient can detect changes in soft tissue texture through the vibrations of the instrument. Indeed, it slides on areas of irregular fibrosis underlying connective tissue. For treatment, the chiropractor will use a specific instrument to treat the area affected by fibrosis and inflammation.

What are the advantages of this technique?
 
The tools used with the Graston technique increase the perception of minor changes in soft tissue texture and make accessible deep muscle layers difficult to reach manually. This technique allows a quick and effective diagnosis, and facilitates the treatment of musculotendinous conditions.
 
How do muscular lesions occur?
 
The tissues constituting the human body are capable of a certain amount of work without hurting themselves. If they are asked to lift a heavy load, they may tear. In the same way, they are also limited in terms of frequency; for example, the same movement can be performed 15 times / hour without damage, but if the frequency is raised to 50 times / hour, they may be injured. Tissues can therefore be injured by undergoing intense stress or repeated stress, with a decrease in their oxygen supply, caused by prolonged contraction or repeated friction between different tissues.

Antonin Décarie - Former Professional Boxer

Antonin Décarie - Former Professional Boxer

What are the advantages of this technique?

The healing of these wounds, as small as they are, is done by healing, as for the skin. This scar tissue, formed by adhesions and fibrosis, causes the tissue to lose elasticity. The structure is thus shortened, weakened and sometimes even painful. For example, a healthy muscle could be compared to an elastic, while a healed muscle acts like a tightrope. A muscle that loses its flexibility as a result of scarring is more likely to injure itself again or to promote an underlying condition, such as tendonitis or numbness.

The tools used with the Graston technique increase the perception of minor changes in soft tissue texture and make accessible deep muscle layers difficult to reach manually. This technique allows a quick and effective diagnosis, and facilitates the treatment of musculotendinous conditions.

How do muscular lesions occur?

The tissues constituting the human body are capable of a certain amount of work without hurting themselves. If they are asked to lift a heavy load, they may tear. In the same way, they are also limited in terms of frequency; for example, the same movement can be performed 15 times / hour without damage, but if the frequency is raised to 50 times / hour, they may be injured. Tissues can therefore be injured by undergoing intense stress or repeated stress, with a decrease in oxygen supply, caused by prolonged contraction or repeated friction between different tissues.

The healing of these wounds, as small as they are, is done by healing, as for the skin. This scar tissue, formed by adhesions and fibrosis, causes the tissue to lose elasticity. The structure is thus shortened, weakened and sometimes even painful. For example, a healthy muscle could be compared to an elastic, while a healed muscle acts like a tightrope. A muscle that loses its flexibility as a result of scarring is more likely to injure itself again or to promote an underlying condition, such as tendinitis or numbness.

Who can benefit from this treatment technique?

This technique is widely used, among others, in the sports field. Indeed, many athletes who submit their body to intensive training use this type of treatment to facilitate the healing of injuries, but also to optimize their performance. They may also be suitable for workers performing repetitive movements and people with injuries resulting from activities of daily living.

What are the conditions that can be treated with this technique?

  • Chronic pain
  • Tendonitis in the lower back
  • Bursites
  • Sciatica
  • Epicondylitis
  • Neck pain (tennis / golfer elbow)
  • Headache
  • Carpal tunnel syndromes
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Sprains
  • Plantar fascia
  • Shin splints

In order to benefit from effective treatment, it is important to consult a certified chiropractor. Graston is an innovative technique for the detection and treatment of soft tissue injuries.

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