Graston Technique

What is Graston?
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization utilized to break down scar tissue and fascia I adhesions Stainless steel instruments aid in recognition and treatment of adhesions and restrictions of soft tissue.

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Effects:

  • Promotes soft tissue healing
  • Decreases recovery time
  • Aids in recovery of chronic conditions
  • Increases blood flow and cellular activity
  • Decreases scar tissue and adhesions
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Utilized for:

  • Chronic Injuries
  • Acute Injuries
  • Post Operative Scarring
  • Soft Tissue Dysfunction

Treatable musculoskeletal condition:

  • Cervical Sprain/Strain
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints

Research:
Holtz BJ, Davey K, Engleman N, Kaeser C, Wood-Vossmer K, Bayliss AJ, Loghmani MT.
A Conservative Manual Therapy Approach Using Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization For The Treatment of Bilateral Plantar-Fasciitis: A Case Series.
Third International Fascia Research Congress, Vancouver (BC), 2012 Mar.

Schaefer JL, Sandrey MA. Effects of a 4-Week Dynamic-Balance-Training Program Supplemented With Graston Instrument-Assisted Mobilization for Chronic Ankle Instability.
J Sport Rehabil. 2012, 21(4): 313-326.