The 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 Graston Technique® is essentially used to address a body’s limited range of motion caused by scar tissue. Scar tissue prevents a patient from functioning as he or she did before an injury. This technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Other Graston Technique® specifics you should know…
- Skilled clinicians use the stainless steel instruments to comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identify the areas of restriction.
- Instruments are used to break up the scar tissue so that the scar tissue can be absorbed by the body.
- Graston Technique® increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from an area. New blood flow helps reduce inflammation, heal muscles, speed the healing process and lessen one’s recovery time.
- Graston Technique® has become standard protocol in universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities as well as industrial on-site treatment settings such as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. The technique is also being used at industrial settings and by NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball trainers.
- Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75–90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and postsurgical patients. Click here for an Outcome Summary Data of the 17 most common diagnoses.