Graston Technique Therapy. The name may sound funny, but this tool-assisted massage therapy does wonders for those with soft tissue injuries like sprains, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis, to name a few.
Backed by over 20 years of research and clinical use, GT therapy is used by over 250 professional and amateur sports teams. Now you can benefit from it too.
There are over 16,000 physical therapists, chiropractors, and athlete trainers certified to provide this technique worldwide, and three of them are at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital.
Physical therapists Rebecca Griswold, Margaret van den Bergh, and Melissa Walker work with patients using the specially designed Graston tools.
Graston Technique can help to speed up healing, while reducing the need for pain medications.
Here’s what one recent patient had to say about GT therapy:
“My first experience with the Graston Technique was excellent. The kink between my shoulders was gone after about six treatments. Margaret’s stainless steel tools seemed to reach specific groups of nerves and muscles, and she took the time to explain everything she was doing; it didn’t hurt at all! She has a very professional approach, and the Graston Technique is a great addition to Grace Cottage’s rehabilitation services.” — Anita Rafael, Wardsboro, VT
As with all rehabilitation services, you will need a written referral. Ask your physician or primary care provider to refer you to Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Services for an initial evaluation. We can receive referrals in person or via fax. Once you have your referral, call us to schedule your evaluation. Once evaluated, your therapist will recommend a series of appointments. While ultimately your responsibility to confirm your insurance coverage, we will gladly assist you in understanding your coverage as best we can.
For more information, or for assistance in scheduling your first appointment, call 365-3637.