Graston Technique

What Is the Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted technique for soft-tissue mobilization.

This technique is commonly used to treat injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which are among the most common causes of pain and disability. These conditions usually arise from repetitive stress, acute injuries or other causes. They often result in many uncomfortable symptoms including stiffness, inflammation, referred pain, and decreased range of motion, among others.

As a trusted chiropractor in Austin, we use this and other treatments to provide a wide-ranging suite of solutions to you, ensuring the maximum opportunity for your improved health and wellbeing.

This innovative, non-intrusive technique features the use of ergonomic instruments to assist in the mobilization of soft tissue. The provider uses these tools to gently “scrape” the surface of the affected areas to break up static, tense tissues. This frees oxygen-rich fluid to flow through while restoring health and function to the area.

What It Treats

The Graston Technique, which has wide applicability, can be used to treat many common conditions. Our providers have used it to treat many soft-tissue injuries, including (but not limited to):

We typically recommend the Graston technique alongside Physical Therapy or Chiropractic treatment plans, although some patients prefer it as a standalone option. This modality can also produce positive results in conjunction with Laser Therapy, depending on the nature of the condition.

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