What is Graston Technique Therapy?
Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is a form of manual therapy known as instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM). The Graston Technique uses a series of stainless-steel tools to gently massage the skin gently to treat scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation. This allows for faster rehabilitation and greater success when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function. Graston Technique therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post-surgical.
Who is a good candidate for Graston Technique therapy?
Graston Technique is a unique evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.² Examples of issues that Graston Technique can help treat include: ankle pain, wrist pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, hamstring injuries, hip pain, tennis elbow, back pain, golfer’s elbow, knee pain, heel pain, shoulder pain, scar tissue, shin splints, and trigger finger.³
How long are Graston Technique therapy patients generally treated for?
Typical treatment time is over a four-to-five-week period.4 As well, using the Graston Technique in conjunction with other types of physical therapy, speeds up overall rehabilitation time.
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