Graston is effective at treating most soft tissue dysfunctions such as muscle strains and joint sprains, acute and chronic muscle tightness and spasms and repetitive strain injuries. Graston is a very important adjunct to a traditional strength and conditioning rehab program.
Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians and providers to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 21,750 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.