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Myofascial Therapy / Graston

Ever hear of someone going to a chiropractor and then having to return 1-2x/week forever? That's not how we work at Positive Motion Chiropractic.

We fix the imbalances we find and then release the patient from our care, usually within just a few weeks. By focusing on muscle imbalances our chiropractic adjustments "hold." We frequently hear "I can't believe my pain is gone. I have suffered with this years." Attention to removing myofascial adhesions and turning on inhibited muscles is a vital part of the Positive Motion Difference.

Graston Technique

Graston Technique utilizes instruments that enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions. This allows for faster rehabilitation and improving range of motion, elimintating pain, and restoring normal function.

Graston Technique at Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los GatosGraston technique was originally developed for athletes but now is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 9,000 doctors worldwide. Graston technique is used at over 850 outpatient facilities and by more than 160 professional sports organizations, including Cirque Du Soleil, Disneyland Entertainment, the US Naval Special Warfare Group, the PGA Tour, and the New York Giants.

At Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos we are trained in Graston Technique and has been using the Graston Technique to get patients feeling better since 2007. Graston Technique enables us to help patients get lasting relief from injuries they have had for years.

When we gently break up the scar tissue and adhesions around an injured area we can normalize motion and stop the pain cycle. Graston Technique is one of the most exciting tools we use in our clinic on a daily basis. The following are some of the most common conditions we treat using Graston Technique: 

Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendonitis

Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)

Hamstring Injuries

Hip Pain

IT Band (Iliotibial Band)

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis)

Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis)

Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)

Heel Pain (Plantar Fascitis)

Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendonosis)

Scar Tissue

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis)

Piriformis Syndrome (Sciatica)

Ankle Sprains

Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Dr. Brant Pedersen using Applied Kinesiology muscle testing to help a patient with shoulder painThe 650 muscles in your body work to stabilize your joints and to allow you to move. We utilize Applied Kinesiology (AK) at Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos to assess which of your muscles are inhibited, or "weak", and therefore not stabilizing your joints properly.

Muscles work in teams and the antagonist muscles to your "weak" muscles are usually tight and in spasm. It is the tight muscles that the patient and most health care providers (MD, PT, massage therapists) pay attention to - indeed it is the one that usually is begging for attention. But the tight muscle is many times not the problem and that is why massages, muscle relaxers, injections, and the hot tub only provide temporary relief.

Through Applied Kinesiology we determine which of your muscles are inhibited and through gentle muscle work get then turned back on. The results are dramatic and pain and/or limitations a patient has suffered with for months or years many times is gone in a single visit. We coudln't have developed our reputation as problem solvers without our use of muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology.

Trigger Point Therapy

Our understanding of tissue dynamics - how the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia of our bodies work - has evolved rapidly over the last decade. That knowledge is empowering for those who have learned and put it into practice.

At Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos, we wants to empower our patients to keep playing hard for decades to come. As part of that mission we teach our patients how they can most effectively work out the trigger points in their muscles. This leads to better posture, less pain, more flexibility, and improved energy. Sounds great, huh? The best part, you can learn some easy techniques and with a couple simple tools, you can get these benefits at home.

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