The Graston Technique® consists of six patented stainless steel instruments, of various sizes, that assist in soft tissue mobilization techniques. The instruments are used to detect and treat scar tissue and/or soft-tissue restrictions that may be contributing to a patient’s symptoms and limit the 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.
Common diagnosis that work well with the Graston Technique®:
- Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Lateral Epicondylitis/Epicondylalgia (tennis elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tendinopathy (shoulder pain)
- Achilles Tendinitis/Tendinopathy
- Scar Tissue
- Shin Splints
- Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
- Medial Epicondylitis/Epicondylalgia (golfer’s elbow)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Trigger Finger
- Joint Sprains