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Graston Technique

Graston Technique

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® (GT) is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post surgical. Graston is a type of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, which enables clinicians to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions that are impeding normal function.

The effectiveness of the Graston Technique® is founded in research. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain and dysfunction. It will help transform injured or restricted soft tissue into healthy functioning tissue.

The benefits of Graston include: decreased overall time of treatment, reduced use of anti-inflammatory medications, reduced recovery time and even resolve of chronic conditions once thought to be permanent.

GT does not need to be considered "painful" to be effective. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.

Graston Technique® is clinically proven to achieve faster and better patient outcomes in treating the following:

◦   Achilles Tendinitis/OSS

◦   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

◦   Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain)

◦   Fibromyalgia

◦   Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (Tennis Elbow)

◦   Lumbar Sprain/Strain (Back Pain)

◦   Medial Epicondylosis/itis (Golfer's Elbow)

◦   Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)

◦   Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)

◦   Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (Shoulder Pain)

◦   Scar Tissue

◦   Shin Splints

◦   Trigger FingerWomen's Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Research conducted by Graston Technique® trained clinicians at Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., found that the controlled micro-trauma induced through the Graston Technique® protocol, increased the amount of fibroblasts to the treated area, triggering the healing of injured soft tissues.  Graston Technique® is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as one of the most effective treatments for rehabilitation and range of motion maintenance, especially when combined with other treatment modalities. If you would like to learn more about the clinical efficacy of the Graston Technique®, please go to their website, which offers many research-based articles for your review.

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