Techniques that Dr. Harris uses:
Dr. Harris uses many techniques such as Palmer, Gonstead, Activator, Diversified, Thompson, and Graston technique to name a few. The Graston Technique is changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated.
About the Graston Technique
Graston Technique is an innovative, patented from of instrument-assited soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Originaly developed by atheletes, Graston Technique is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 10,000 clinicians worldwide--including physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
GT is utilized at some 930 outpatinet facilities and industrial on-sites, by more than 165 professional andameteur sprots organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 48 respected colleges and universities.
For The Patient Graston Helps to:
- Decrease overall time of treatment
- Foster fast rehavilitation/recovery
- Reduce need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent
How are the instruments used?The Graston Technique instruments are used to enhance the clinicians ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the affected areas. Skilled clinicians used the stainless steel instruments to comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissues have been identified, the instruments are used to break up scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.