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 16,000 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
Graston Technique works for the client by decreasing overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation and recovery from injuries or surgery, reduces the need for anti- inflammatory medications and helps resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent. Scar tissue limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, which prevents the patient from functioning as he or she did before the injury.
Graston Technique works by separating and breaking down collagen cross-links, that develop from chronic inflammation and/or post-surgery, and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers in order to help correct improper tissue healing. Graston also works by increasing skin temperature and increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area, which aids in the increase of cellular activity needed to proper heal the area affected.