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GRASTON Technique

Graston Technique Certified Chiropractor

At Gallatin Valley Chiropractic, we believe that life is made of movement, and having a body that can move freely and painlessly is a gift.  We are committed to helping your body heal to it’s maximum potential. In order to fulfill this mission, we utilize additional therapies to complement and enhance our Chiropractic adjustments!

One therapy that we at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic use often for muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries is Graston Technique. Graston Technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique using a specialized set of tools, shaped to fit different parts of the body.  In sore or painful areas where there has been inflamed tissue for any length of time, there can be a change in muscle texture due to the laying down of collagen fibers (scar tissue) in an effort to heal. What GrastonTechnique does, is resurface these tissues. Smoothing out the surface and interactions of muscles, ligaments, and tendons helps to improve fluid motion, and reduce discomfort. 

At the cellular level, Graston Technique breaks adhesions, and restores normal interactions between muscle, tendon and ligament surfaces. This enables the treated area to move freely without restriction, and to heal with full range of motion and better function. 

Dr. David Dalgardno is certified in Graston Technique, having taken both the M1 Basic Training, and M2 Advanced Training. Dr. Dalgardno uses Graston Technique both on its own and to enhance the benefits of Chiropractic adjusting.

Graston Technique is suited to treat a variety of conditions in all stages: 

  • Achilles Tendinitis/osis (ankle pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Cervicothoracic Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/osis (tennis elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/osis (tennis elbow)
  • Lumbosacral Sprain/Strain (back pain)
  • Medial Epicondylitis/osis (golfer's elbow)
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis/osis (foot pain)
  • Post surgeries such as joint replacements, RTC repairs (once post-surgical protocol allows for soft tissue mobilization/manual therapy)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/osis (shoulder pain)
  • Scar Tissue/post-surgical scars (once completely closed)
  • Patients demonstrating central and/or peripheral sensitization (only used in light stroking/brushing mode to desensitize)
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women's Health (post-mastectomy and Caesarean scarring)

If you are interested in Graston Technique or want to see if it is the right treatment for you, please call 406-551-2177 and you can talk to our Graston Technique Certified Doctor, Dr. David Dalgardno, D.C. for more information. 


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