Grace Cottage offers new technique for soft tissue repair

Graston certified therapists Rebecca Griswold, Margaret van den Burgh, and Melissa Walker. Photo provided.

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Three of Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s rehabilitation therapists are now certified to offer the Graston Technique to their patients. These include Rebecca Griswold, PTA; Margaret van den Bergh, P.T.; and Melissa Walker, DPT.

Graston Technique is a therapy that uses specially designed tools to work on soft tissue dysfunction. It can help with sprains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff tears, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, shin splints, trigger finger, plantar fasciitis, and more.

Graston Technique uses six specially designed tools that help the therapist to locate the exact spot where scar tissue and fascial restriction are limiting movement and perhaps causing pain. The tools are even more effective than a therapist’s fingers at getting to the root of the restriction and releasing it.

The technique is backed with over 20 years of research, clinical studies, and successful clinical application. Graston Technique therapy is part of the curriculum of 43 advanced degree programs for physical therapy, chiropractics, and athletic training. It is used regularly by over 250 professional and amateur sports teams and by U.S. Olympic training centers.

For more information, call 802-365-3637. A medical provider’s referral is required in order to schedule an appointment.

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