Tag: graston

Body scraping, Gua Sha, Graston technique and other ways to relieve pain and improve the way you move.

Body scraping, Gua Sha, Graston technique, and other ways to relieve pain and improve the way you move. Have you ever used a Gua Sha stone or received one as a gift?    Have you ever brushed or scraped an area as recommended by your athletic trainer in college? The NY Times recently published an article on some of these methods which have been around for thousands of years.   According to the NY Times, these methods are supposed to improve lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system is a series of vessels, tissues, and organs that are part of our immune system.  Read More »

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure? Some of our patient who run have experienced PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy which is promoted as a way of healing weakened tissues so they no longer hurt. Apparently, as per an article in the Daily News, the benefits are as follows: “speed healing and quickly get runners back to running, to cut healing times by half or more to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, Achilles tendondosis, plantar faciitis, tendonititis of the elbow, shoulder ailments, meniscus and labral tears in shoulders, knees Read More »