CCMH physical therapists undergo training

Dr. Sarah Badding, PT, DPT and Dr. Jessica Waslaski, PT, DPT in Langdon, recently completed Graston Technique (GT) M2-Advanced Training and continue to treat patients with GT at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital(CCMH).

Posted 2/24/2017

GT is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy.

The advanced training included lecture and lab applications of the Graston Technique® in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of soft-tissue lesions of the upper and lower extremities as well as the spine. The 14-hour course incorporated the use of weight, resistance and motion in treatment as well as current trends in treating myofascia.

GT is used to treat injuries like tennis and golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, and IT Band Syndrome, a condition common among runners. “Graston Technique® allows me to target these conditions with a high degree of specificity and return patients to their lives pain free,” said Sarah Badding, PT, DPT.

More than 21,750 leading healthcare providers, 2,540 outpatient facilities and 366 professional and amateur sports organizations worldwide offer Graston Technique. a. Trainers and clinicians at these organizations are treating elite athletes, patients and employees every day to get them injury free to function at the highest level.

The Technique provides patients with an evidence-based option in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints.  For further information, contact Sarah or Jessica at 701-256-6183.