Graston Technique is an innovative and patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. The technique allows clinicians to efficiently break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, thereby reducing pain, increasing range of motion, and promoting healthy movement.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique is a multi-disciplinary treatment that is utilized by more than 18,000 clinicians worldwide. It is used by some 1,960 outpatient facilities, over 50 industrial sites, and by more than 280 professional and amateur sports organizations.
For the patient:
- Decreases overall treatment time
- Fosters faster rehabilitation
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Improves chronic symptoms thought to be permanent
For the doctor:
- Provides improved diagnostic treatment
- Detects major and minor adhesion/fibrotic changes
- Reduces manual stress by conserving the hands
- Increases patient satisfaction by achieving better outcomes
For employers and the healthcare industry:
- Allows patients to remain on the job
- Reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications
- Contributes to the reduction of direct and indirect health care and labor costs
The Cornerstone of the Graston Technique: the stainless steel instruments
The patented Graston Technique instruments are designed to mold to the various contours of the body. This allows for easier treatment, minimal stress to the clinician’s hands, and for effective tissue depth. Because the surfaces of the instruments do not compress like the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. Just as the stethoscope can amplify what the human ear can hear, the instruments increase what the human hands can feel.
Clinical Applications for Graston Technique
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Post-surgical scar tissue
Rotator cuff tendonosis