What is Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique is an evidenced-based form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It incorporates the use of instruments with a specialized form of massage or scraping the skin gently to detect and treat scar tissues and restrictions that affect normal function.
How does Graston Technique work?
Graston Technique is often practiced by Chiropractors to reduce the patient’s pain and increase function through a combination of: breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are usually associated with some form of trauma to the soft tissue; reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated; and promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.
What can Graston Technique help you with?
Graston technique can help with many conditions such as:
- achilles tendonitis
- chronic ligament injury
- chronic soft tissue scarring/fibrosis/adhesion
- iliotibial band syndrome
- jumpers knee or patellar tendinosis
- plantar fasciosis
- post-surgical fibrosis
- postural dysfunction
- repetitive strain disorders
- rotator cuff dysfunction
- sports injuries
- tendonosis or tendonopathy
- tennis/golfer’s elbow
- upper, middle or lower back pain