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. Our providers use the Graston Technique in Austin to relieve soft-tissue pain while restoring health and function to the affected area.
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.
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 Graston 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. Some health insurance carriers cover Graston, which we also offer at the self-pay rate.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic. Moreover, you can visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.
Q: What is the Graston Technique?
A: Graston is a method of soft-tissue mobilization that uses specially-designed metal instruments to relieve pain while breaking up damaged tissue.
Q: Does health insurance cover the Graston Technique in Austin?
A: While many major health insurances cover Graston, we also offer it at the self-pay rate.
Q: How long does it take to get results with Graston?
A: Because Graston generally has a cumulative effect, we recommend at least three sessions for the best results. However, some patients experience significant relief as soon as the first session.
Q: Will the Graston Technique help treat my condition?
A: This modality helps a wide range of conditions, although we will need to have each patient in for an evaluation before recommending treatment options.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.