Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 17,500 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
GT is utilized at some 1,880 outpatient facilities and 49 industrial sites, by more than 270 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 57 respected colleges and universities.
Clinical Applications of the Patented GT Instruments
The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:
- Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
- Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
- Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints
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