Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is a unique evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used by more than 22,650 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
“I am a former professional rock climber. Since 2000, I have been working closely with several physical therapists and chiropractors to address some of my soft tissue injuries related to climbing. In 2004, after having suffered for two years with bilateral chronic lateral epicondylitis and neck tension, which did not respond to many modalities of treatment such as RICE, massage, ultrasound, iontophoresis and cortisone injections, I met a chiropractor in Maryland who introduced me to the Graston Technique®. After 8 weeks of GT treatment, my symptoms of tendonitis and neck tension/TMJ were gone.”
– Dana Johns
New York, NY
“Graston Technique® was used to relieve and eliminate plantar fasciitis, soleus and gastrocnemius caused by excessive back pedaling, planting and sprinting forward while officiating NFL games. When my symptoms returned 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.”
– John Parry
NFL Referee, Akron, OH