The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables our therapists to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions for the treatment of:
Neck Pain Back Pain
Wrist Pain Foot Pain
Tennis Elbow Golfer’s Elbow
Shoulder Pain Knee Pain
Ankle Pain Fibromyalgia
Shin Splints Trigger Points
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique is practiced by more than 9,000 clinicians worldwide, and uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
The Graston Technique can help patients resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent, decrease overall time in treatment, allow for faster recovery and reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication.
Why is scar tissue a problem?
Scar tissue limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, which prevents the patient from functioning as he or she did before the injury.
How are the instruments used?
The Graston Technique instruments are used to enhance the therapist’s ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the affected area. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue so the body can absorb it.
Is the treatment painful?
It is common to experience minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterwards. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.
What is the history of Graston Technique?
The concept of cross fiber massage is not new – the use of the specially designed instruments and protocol is new. Graston Technique is grounded in the works of Dr. James Cyriax, an English orthopedic surgeon. Historically, the Graston Technique has had positive outcomes in 75–90% of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and postsurgical patients.