Graston Technique - The original instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique
Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated
Graston Technique® is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and post surgical. The Graston Technique® offers many advantages to the patient such as:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 6,500 clinicians worldwide—including athletic trainers, chiropractors, hand therapists, occupational and physical therapists.
GT is utilized at some 700 out-patient facilities and industrial on-sites, by more than 120 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 29 respected colleges and universities.
See what experts and researchers have to say about the Graston Technique®
"The Graston Technique® Instruments allow a deeper, more sensitive palpation and treatment of fibrotic restricted tissue."
—Warren I. Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO
|Six stainless steel instruments form the cornerstone of Graston Technique®
The curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique® Instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, minimal stress to the clinician's hands and maximum tissue penetration.
The Graston Technique® Instruments, 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, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.