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.
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):
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers’ Elbow
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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