Dr. Mark Glesener and Graston Technique
Dr. Mark Glesener was one of the early adopters of GT in the St. Charles area, in fact he is 1 of only 2 practitioners practicing Graston Technique® in St. Charles, according to the official website. He has found it to be extremely helpful in treating his athlete's as well as his non athletic patients. Because of the success Dr. Glesener has had with GT he is able to decrease the number of visits a patient needs to return to top performance. For example: a knee injury that would typically take between 12 to 15 visits can now be fixed in as little as 8 visits utilizing the Graston Technique®. Here is some information gathered from the Graston website to help explain any questions you may have, enjoy...
History of the Graston Technique
The Graston Technique®, researched at Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, was conceived by an athlete who suffered a debilitating knee injury while water skiing.
Frustrated at the lack of rehabilitation progress following surgery and conventional therapy, he applied his professional background in machining to create the initial Graston Technique® instruments to treat his soft tissue injury.
In 1994, TherapyCare Resources Inc., parent company of Graston Technique®, opened an outpatient clinic in Indianapolis, where outcome data was gathered on a wide range of chronic and acute injuries. Five years later, the company turned all of its attention to teaching and training clinicians and research on the technique.
Today, there are more than 12,500 clinicians worldwide-including athletic trainers, chiropractors and therapists-who use the Graston Technique® protocol to effectively detect-treat-resolve a myriad of connective soft tissue dysfunctions. There are also more than 200 professional and amateur sports organizations and some 1,200 outpatient facilities that use GT.
Graston Technique® is part of the curriculum at 49 respected colleges and universities and has participated in or is engaged in research projects at Indiana University, Texas Back Institute, New York Chiropractic College and St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. The company has five U.S. patents on the instruments and technique method.
Clinical Applications of the Patented GT Instruments
The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:
- Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
- Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
- Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints
TherapyCare Resources, Inc. (TCR) has analyzed the results of patient care by utilizing the outcome analysis system of the Graston Technique® for licensed clinicians. The positive clinical results achieved thus far have led to additional research that explores patient responses to Graston Technique®. Patient outcome data that measures pain and function - including activities of daily living - continues to be gathered.
To see a list of approximate treatment times and the success rate of the top 17 most common injuries click here.
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