What Therapies are Olympians Using?
Have you ever wondered how the top Olympians train and what they do to deal with muscle aches and pains? The answer is simple, similar things you and I do just on a larger scale. One such technique being utilized in many top sports and for Olympians in London is Graston Technique. Graston technique is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows clinicians like Dr. Jenna Cook of Naperville Sportco to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions in the muscles of our body. Graston technique does several things for the patient:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation and recovery
- Reduces need for Anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
Fascial restrictions occur from overuse injuries and postural injuries in the cumulative injury cycle. When you sit in a certain position for prolonged times such as at your job, or doing exercise like running/biking the muscles can become hypoxic and start to form fibrotic adhesions which cause pain and reduce range of motion.
Dr. Jenna Cook can evaluate to see if you have this type of problem occurring and use Graston Technique along with adjustments to get you back quicker on the road to recovery! One of the most noted Olympians Michael Phelps swears by this treatment. If its good enough for Michael, it is good enough for you! Check out this link:
For more information call Dr. Ashley Dickerson at SportCo Rehabilitation Oswego 630.554.9991 or Dr. Jenna Cook at SportCo Rehabilitation Naperville 630.922.6500 or find us on the web at www.sportco1.com