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North York Chiropractor, uses the
Graston Technique®

Chiropractic Technique Helps Heal Scar Tissue

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Graston Technique® being used to treat a foot ailment

In the healing process, our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons and ligaments with “scar tissue,” much like the scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee. Scar tissue tends to be weaker and less flexible than normal, healthy, undamaged tissue.

In our North York chiropractic office and our Richmond Hill office, uses Graston Technique® which uses six stainless steel instruments to glide along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments. When knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, Dr. Karelis and the patient sense a restriction or a granular feeling from the instrument.

Dr. Karelis uses the GT instruments to “break up” this restriction “scar tissue” or adhesion. Stretching exercises are used to promote re-alignment of the fibers so they behave more like healthy tissue. The patient feels less pain and gains more mobility after treatment.

The Graston Technique® Process

Treatment, particularly of a chronic condition, may be accompanied by mild discomfort and bruising. Dr. Karelis is trained to recognize and minimize bruising. Patients usually receive two treatments per week over 4 to 5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd to 4th treatment.

Most chiropractic patients are able to function and continue to perform their regular functions at home, work or play. Immediately following GT treatment, patients are instructed in or perform the appropriate therapeutic exercises. To maximize the benefits of GT, patients also must participate in home exercise program.

Benefits of Graston Technique®

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Patient continues to engage in everyday activities

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Graston Technique® is clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating:

  • Achilles Tendinosis/itis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain
  • Lateral Epicondylosis/itis
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain
  • Medial Epicondylosis/itis
  • Patellofemoral Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints

Want to know more about how chiropractic and the Graston Technique® can benefit you? Contact our North York chiropractic office or our Richmond Hill chiropractic office today for a consultation with Dr. Karelis.


Chiropractic Care & Weight Loss Program in Two Convenient Locations
Integrated Health & Wellness Centre
40 Wynford Dr, Ste 300
North York, ON M3C 1J5
Phone: (416) 445-1564
Integrated Health & Wellness Centre
158 Elgin Mills Rd. West
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4M2
Phone: (647) 404-0854