The Graston Technique® is a soft-tissue release technique that uses six patented stainless steel instruments of different shapes and sizes to fit the body as needed. The instruments are used to detect and treat scar tissue and soft-tissue restrictions that may be contributing to a patient’s symptoms and limiting his or her ability to perform activities of daily living.
The treatment goal and process of the Graston Technique® is to first “break up” these adhesions by breaking down the collagen cross-links that have been formed and then to realign them with proper stretching and strengthening. The Graston Technique® can be used through muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and on a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions such as:
|Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)||Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)||Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)|
|Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)||Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)|
|Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)||Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)|
|Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)||Fibromyalgia|
|Scar Tissue||Trigger Finger|
|Shin Splints||Joint Sprains|
The Graston Technique® is used by many healthcare providers, university institutions, companies, collegiate sports teams, and professional sports teams. This technique allows for improved diagnostic treatment of soft-tissue dysfunction in a shorter period of time.
To find an Athletico location that offers the Graston Technique®, please call 1.877.ATHLETICO (877-284-5384)
Or request an appointment with Athletico Physical Therapy today to get started with The Graston Technique®