Graston Technique

Graston Technique is a unique form of soft tissue mobilization utilizing stainless steel tools. It enables clinicians to more effectively note scar tissue build up and fascial (connective tissue) restriction along with the fiber orientation in which it occurs. As the clinician moves the tool over a specific area, a feeling of "grittiness" may be noted, indicating a soft tissue restriction. Soft tissue in its "normal" state should be pliable and somewhat elastic. When restriction occurs movement of the tissue may be limited allowing for joint dysfunction, pain and further movement compensation. Once identified the therapist uses the tool utilizing a specific technique to "break down" the tissue and restore normal functioning and pliability.

Graston Technique may be used to treat numerous conditions:

  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Ankle Sprains
  • T Band Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
  • Lumbar Strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendon Strain