Graston and FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab) are two well-known and respected instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques that focus on restoring the proper function and tissue quality of the musculoskeletal system. These techniques utilize specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, adhesions, and/or chronic inflammation. If adhesions persist, muscles and joints become restricted enabling proper function and movement of the muscles and joints. IASTM induces a mild state of inflammation within the designated treatment area to improve the natural healing process of the tissue. Graston and FAKTR are innovative techniques utilized to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions presented from chronic conditions fostering a faster rehabilitation and recovery time.
The human body is amazing at compensating and adapting. There can often be dysfunctions within the musculoskeletal system that are painless until provoked. These areas can often lead to pain and dysfunction within the body years later. If left untreated, degeneration surrounding joints and muscles can occur. Proactive care with soft tissue treatment and personalized exercise progressions can add quality years to your life. The Graston and FAKTR techniques are two highly effective treatment protocols that can keep your myofascial system healthy. Some, but not limited to, conditions that improve with IASTM include knee pain, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, IT Band Syndrome, Epicondylitis, and tight and tender muscular areas of your body.
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F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic's doctors in Overland Park & Shawnee, Kansas and Lees Summit, Missouri are trained in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques to properly and effectively treat your conditions with the best possible outcome. Do not hesitate, contact us today for leading evidence-based assessments and treatments for your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.