WHAT IS GRASTON TECHNIQUE?
Graston Technique (GT) is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion. GT is clinically proven to achieve faster and better outcomes for:
- Acute Achilles Tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel or foot pain)
- Neck pain/back pain
- Tendonitis in hip, knee shoulder
- IT Band Syndrome (overuse injury of the thigh and knee)
- Adhesive capsulitis (extreme stiffness in shoulder joint)
- Shin splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
HOW DOES IT WORK?
GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they break up scar tissue. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring motion and eliminating the pain associated with it. It will rebuild your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
HOW LONG HAS GRASTON BEEN AROUND?
Since, 1994 Graston Technique (GT) has been the leading modality in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. It is widely accepted by elite athletes and every day patients.
Since incorporating Graston into my practice I have had great success in helping my patients reduce and completely relieve their pain. I have helped several patients with hip pain, knee pain, neck pain and plantar fasciitis (foot pain). In addition, the use of Graston in my practice has helped reduce tingling and numbness in patients with carpal tunnel.
Dr. Cheri Carlson