Here we would like to Discuss some of the frequently asked questions that we get to our clinic about our services.
Does Graston hurt?
In short, Yes. Those patients who are coming in for Graston Technique feel like it is usually uncomfortable. However it feels like a “Good” type of pain, as if something is happening to the problem area. Thing of a very deep massage. As uncomfortable it may be, it will actually feel great once the treatment is done. It should be noted that alot of people feel tender to touch in the area of treatment, however their mobility has increased!
How long will it take before I begin to feel better?
There is no set time as to when you’ll start to feel better. Healing depends on the factors such as age, type of injury, diet, overall health, how your body responds to treatment, how long you’ve had the injury, bodies healing time and ultimately how committed you are to treatment.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Loose, comfortable clothing
ex; if you have a shoulder problem wear a tank top, if you have a knee problem wear shorts. Avoid skirts/dresses or very tight pants.
Can you bill my insurance company directly?
It depends on your insurance company you’re with, if not you will have to submit the claim yourself.
What should I expect on my first visit?
First we begin with questions about your health and injuries. Then we do an examination to figure out exactly what is wrong and what structures are affected. At this point we will discuss a treatment plan to correct the problem and finally we will do our first treatment.
Do I need a referral from a Doctor?
No, as chiropractors are primary health care providers. They don’t need a doctor’s note.
How long will my treatment be?
Chiropractic: 1st initial treatment is 30 minutes, subsequent visits are 10-15 minutes
Physiotherapy: 1st initial treatment is 45 minutes, subsequent visits are 30 minutes
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Insurance information, doctor referrals, comfortable clothes that can show the injured area, avoid dresses/skirts.
Are adjustments safe?
Yes, it’s a highly skilled movement that loosens the joint making a popping sound increasing mobility.
Will I have to do exercises?
Exercises will sometime be suggested to help improve mobility and strength. It’s good for recovery and will help prevent injury in the future.
Does Graston technique cause bruises/scars?
Graston technique is designed to treat only the bad scar tissue and adhesions after an injury. This tissue is living tissue and when it is broken down small blood vessels called capillaries can break and cause what looks like a bruise. This is all perfectly normal and part of the healing process.