Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

Graston Technique is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows for precise detection and treatment of fascial restrictions, as well as muscle and tendon dysfunction. Graston Technique providers can specifically target and effectively treat injuries once thought to be permanent, utilizing specifically designed instruments.

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique is successful in effectively treating these conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post-surgical. The technique enables the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions, allowing for faster rehabilitation and with greater success, when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and re-establishing normal function.

Benefits of the Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique® is a fast and effective method of breaking down scar tissue; it
achieves this through several combined effects:
• Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective
tissue and muscle fibres
• Increases skin temperature
• Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
• Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
• Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
• Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
• Relief of Acute and Chronic Pain
• Faster Recovery
• Increased Range of Motion
• A Reduction of the Appearance of Scars• Shorter Treatment Times
Conditions Treated with Graston Technique
• Neck and Back Pain (Sprain/Strain Injuries)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• IT Band Dysfunction and Hamstring Injuries
• Hip Pain
• Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
• Scar Tissue Healing
• Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow)
• Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendonitis)
• Shin Splints
• Ankle and Heel Pain (Achilles Tendonitis/Plantar Fasciitis)

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