The Graston Technique® Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:
Achilles Tendinosis/itis (ankle pain)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (tennis elbow)
Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
Medial Epicondylosis/itis (golfer's elbow)
Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (shoulder pain)
Women's Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)
Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® (GT) is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post surgical. GT can help you enjoy life again.
Our unique technique and instruments enable physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, and hand therapists to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation and to administer effective range of motion maintenance programs.
The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. It will help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
Graston Technique® Advantages
While clinicians have choices in the marketplace, a GT-trained clinician has made a career investment in the best soft-tissue mobilization technique available. GT’s commitment to very high educational standards ensures you will receive the best treatment possible.
Decreases overall time of treatment
Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
Obviously, treating a soft-tissue injury can, at times, be uncomfortable. However, the use of GT instruments allows the clinician to better administer the level of pressure applied. While bruising is not the intent, soreness can occur during treatment. GT clinicians are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust treatment intensity to minimize their occurrence, while realizing the benefits of the technique.
GT does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective. Please inform your clinician if you are experiencing discomfort anytime during treatment. Patients usually receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.
Graston Technique® is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as one of the most effective treatments for rehabilitation and range of motion maintenance, especially when combined with other treatment modalities such as exercise. Contact your health care provider today or locate one here to find out if you can benefit from GT.
Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero by Selene Yeager
DETAILS | August 2012
“My trainer, Keenan [Robinson], uses Graston tools, these little metal crowbars. He carves them into my shoulder blades, my back, my knee, my hamstrings – wherever I’m really tight – to loosen things up.”
Runner Kathleen Jobes Rebounds From Torn Hamstring, Looking Toward Olympic Trials by Kelly Huth
The Express-Times | April 2013
Eisenberg says she’s been treating Jobes since 2012, focusing on the Graston technique, stretching and strengthening exercises with an emphasis on eccentric exercises (an active contraction of muscle while it’s being lengthened).
Positive Sign for Recovery
San Francisco 49ers Ian Williams posts video of his post-surgical rehabilitation by @SoCaliSteph
SB Nation | March 2015
As you can see from the video, Williams is having therapy on his left ankle and lower leg. Some were curious what type of therapy was being done. It looked to me to be the Graston technique, when specific tools are used to detect and relieve adhesions from muscle and tendons. Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that adhere or bind two organs or tissues together.
Note from GT: For all football fans, we’d like to clarify that GT does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective. We encourage all patients to inform their clinician when they experience discomfort during treatment. For most patients, treatment time is usually no more than 10 minutes per region. We’re proud the 49ers use Graston Technique® and we hope they have a winning season!