What is Graston Technique®? Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that uses stainless steel instruments to help detect and treat soft tissue adhesions or fascial restrictions. Graston Technique® is usually combined with rehabilitation exercises.
What does it do? The stainless steel instruments glide along muscles, tendons, and ligaments to detect where the soft tissue restrictions exist. When soft tissue becomes “knotted” it can lead to pain and dysfunction since the tissue lacks the flexibility and strength of normal tissue. Studies have shown that Graston Technique® Therapy results in an increased rate of healing, increased blood perfusion, better tissue organization, and fiber alignment in tendons and ligaments.
What is the typical treatment plan? Treatment plans will differ depending on the condition and how long the condition has been an issue. Typically, initial visits are 1-2 times per week for 4-5 weeks. Treatments will be more spread out as goals of care are being met. Patients usually feel a positive response in 2-3 treatments.
Graston Technique® has been effective for the treatment of: Achilles tendonosis/itis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Hamstring Injuries IT Band pain Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (Tennis Elbow) Medial Epicondylosis/itis (Golfer's Elbow) Patellofemoral Disorders Plantar Fasciitis Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis Scar Tissue Sprain/Strain Trigger Finger Women's Health (Post C-section and mastectomy) Plus more...
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