What is Graston® Technique?
The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.
What conditions are commonly treated?
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Tennis/Golfers Elbow
• Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
• Neck or Low Back Pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
• Iliotibial Band Syndrome
• Scar Tissue Fibrosis
What kind of results does Graston Technique® produce?
Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75% – 90% of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre and postsurgical patients.
How are the instruments used?
The Graston Technique® instruments are used to enhance the clinician's ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the affected areas. Skilled clinicians use the stainless steel instruments to comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.
Is the treatment painful?
It is common to experience minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterwards. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.
What is the frequency of treatment?
Patients usually receive two treatments per week over 4-5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd to 4th treatment.
Is Graston Technique something new?
The concept of cross fiber massage is not new. Graston Technique® is grounded in the works of Dr. James Cyriax, an English orthopedic surgeon. The use of our specially designed instruments and protocol is new.
Graston Technique® has become standard protocol in universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities, as well as industrial on-site treatment settings such as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. The technique is also being used at industrial settings and by NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball trainers.