Graston Technique Specialist

Active Health

Dr. Michael Orefice

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Physician & Sports Medicine located in Milford, CT

If you’ve been to a chiropractor, but still haven’t gotten lasting pain relief, you may want to try Graston Technique® therapy. Dr. Michael Orefice of Active Health in Milford, Connecticut has specialized training in the state-of-the-art Graston Technique, a hands-on method of treating muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues so that you get more mobility and relief from pain. Call or schedule a consultation using the online system today.

Graston Technique Q & A

What is Graston Technique therapy?

Graston Technique therapy is an evidence-based, hands-on method of treating the soft tissues in your body, including muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons to help relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying your life.

The Graston Technique incorporates stainless-steel instruments that Dr. Mike uses in conjunction with a specific type of massage to help mobilize your soft tissues. The goal of this type of therapy is to find and treat any areas that may be restricting your movement.

How does Graston Technique therapy work?

The specialized Graston Technique instruments allow Dr. Mike to detect any lesions or scar tissue within your body’s soft tissue.

He combs the instrument over the area of your body where you are experiencing pain or restricted range of motion. This lets him feel fibrotic tissue: An indication of a restricted muscle, tendon, ligament, or fascia.

Once he identifies this tissue, Dr. Mike applies the massage techniques and therapeutic exercises to restore function and provide pain relief in the affected area. He often combines chiropractic adjustments with Graston Technique therapy to help your body heal soft tissue.

What areas can be treated with Graston Technique therapy?

Some of the most common conditions that Graston Technique therapy can treat include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Ankle pain and tendinitis
  • Knee pain
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder pain and rotator cuff syndrome
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar tissue
  • Shin splints
  • Post-mastectomy and post-Cesarean scarring
  • Sciatica
  • Ligament and joint problems

Dr. Mike is highly trained in Graston Technique therapies, so you can be assured that you're getting the best treatment for your specific health condition.

How many treatments will I need?

Since Graston Technique therapies are customized for each patient’s particular needs, Dr. Mike explains how many treatments will help you get long-lasting pain relief and restored range of motion.

Initially, Dr. Mike may recommend one to two treatments per week over the course of four to five weeks. Most men and women feel relief by the third or fourth treatment.

Those with mild conditions may need fewer therapy sessions than those suffering from chronic conditions, as they typically take 6-12 treatments. Dr. Mike explains your specific condition before you begin Graston Techniques therapy, so you’ll know what to expect.

To schedule a consultation to see if this innovative therapy is right for you, use the online system or call the office.