Graston Technique

Instrument-assisted soft-tissue techniques

What is Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

What are the instruments?

The instruments are stainless steel and are shaped to mold to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, and maximum tissue penetration.

The instrument, 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, the instruments significantly what the human hands can feel.

Instrument-assisted soft-tissue techniques have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Shin Splints
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)

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