What is the Graston Technique®?
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 17,500 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
The Graston Technique® Treatment
It decreases the patient’s overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation and recover, reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent.
What to expect from the Graston Technique®
The curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique® Instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, minimal stress to the clinician’s hands, and maximum tissue penetration.
The Graston Technique® Instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments do not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.