Services: Graston Technique

Graston Technique

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.

Characteristics of Instruments

• Curvilinear edge combined with their concave/convex shapes
• Detection through resonation
• Less tissue compression
• Stethoscope analogy


For the patient:
• Decreases overall time of treatment
• Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
• Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
• Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

For employers and the Ministry of Health:
• Allows patients to remain on the job
• Reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications
• Contributes to reduction of labor and healthcare costs

Clinical Applications

The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:
• Cervical sprain/strain
• Lumbar sprain/strain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
• Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
• Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
• Patellofemoral Disorders
• Achilles Tendinosis
• Shin Splints
• Scar Tissue
• Trigger Finger

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