Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating. Discover how an instrument can help you enjoy life again.
Graston Technique® (GT) enables physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and hand therapists to address scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion limitations. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they break up scar tissue. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring motion and eliminating the pain associated with it. It will rebuild your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
While bruising is not the intent, soreness can occur during treatment. GT clinicians are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust treatment intensity to minimize their occurrence, while realizing the benefits of the technique. GT does not need to be considered "painful" to be effective. Please inform your clinician when you are experiencing discomfort anytime during treatment.
Patients usually receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.
Graston Technique® is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as the most effective soft-tissue treatment for rehabilitation. Contact your health care provider today to find out if you can benefit from GT.
Graston Technique® is Clinically Proven to Achieve Faster and Better Patient Outcomes in Treating:
• Achilles Tendinosis/itis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain)
• 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 Finger
• Women's Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)
"I had atrophy and numbness from scar tissue on my right pectoral muscle. I tried everything else and recently began receiving Graston Technique® from my physical therapist. I love it. The pump and function is returning to my muscle. I am getting my symmetry back, as well."
U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, CA
“My trainer uses Graston (Technique) tools.”
Olympic Swimmer: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 Details magazine, August 2012
"Graston Technique® was used to relieve and eliminate plantar fasciitis, soleus and gastrocnemius caused by excessive backpedaling, planting and sprinting forward while officiating NFL games. When my symptoms recurred after normal therapy, my physical therapist and athletic trainer suggested GT. Without a doubt, the recovery accelerated, the pain diminished within days, and the tendons and muscles were allowed to be stretched and strengthened to eliminate recurrences."
NFL Referee, Akron, OH
“Even though the stainless steel tools look unusual, the Graston Technique® has brought me much relief. It has increased my range of motion and decreased the inflammation and pain that I've experienced. GT has sped up the recovery time for every one of my injuries.”
24-time Marathon Finisher and Ultra-Runner Atlanta, GA