GRASTON TECHNIQUE
       
 
The Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists — and patients, view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. 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.

The curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique® Instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mould the instruments to various contours of the body.  This design allows for ease of treatment 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 does not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated.  When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope.  Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.

Graston Technique has been shown to help with Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain), Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain), Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Lateral Epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Patellofemoral Disorder, Achilles Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Scar Tissue, Trigger Finger and Shin Splints.