Graston Technique is a soft tisue technique that uses specifically designed metal instruments to address tissue adhesions and scars that lead to chronic pain and restriction. The therapist uses the instruments to comb and scrape over the affected tissue, which feels gritty and rough. These techniques can be done on stationary or moving tissue. An emollient is used to allow the instruments to glide. These instruments can go much deeper than any cross friction done with a therapist's hands. After the scar tissue is treated, the body can reabsorb the dysfunctional tissue and renew it.
Graston Technique has been proven to achieve excellent outcomes in treating these conditions:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain)
Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
Lumbar Sprain/Strain (Back Pain)
Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (Shoulder Pain)
Women's Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)
We have had incredible success using these techniques. Patients with chronic pain whom normal PT methods fail find relief with Graston. We have had the pleasure of helping people who have had chronic pain for many years get over their restrictions—the work goes much deeper than the hands can, thus it’s ability to break up scar tissue has been remarkable. Because it is deeper, more can be done in less amount of time, hopefully resulting in speedy improvements.