Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Written by Jennifer Bender

Therapist Now Graston Technique® Certified

Stark, OTR, Chida, MPT and Deberg, PTA. *Not pictured: Lechner, DPT Stark, OTR, Chida, MPT and Deberg, PTA. *Not pictured: Lechner, DPT

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System recognizes the accomplishment of Katie Chida, physical therapist, for recently becoming certified in the Graston Technique® this fall.

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

To be certified Katie Chida completed both GT courses. Other Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation staff who completed the first GT course are GT providers, Kristine Deberg, PTA, Michelle Stark, OTR, and Chala Lechner, DPT.

Patients can make appointments by calling Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services at 605-882-7700. Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services are located in the lower level of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System’s Medical Office Building on the main campus. 

More about the Graston Technique®:

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