what is graston technique?

Graston Technique is a unique and evidence-based soft tissue instrument-assisted mobilization which enables clinicians to effectively detect and break down fascial restrictions and scar tissues. It is also the top modality in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization as it transforms soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissues. This non-invasive technique is able to treat areas with chronic inflammation and areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis.

While it is sensitive to tolerance and patient’s pain, it gets deep enough to invoke change in the necessary tissues. The main goals of the Graston Technique is to eliminate or reduce the fascia restrictions and scar tissues which are usually associated with soft tissue trauma, and promote a better healing environment for injured soft tissues while restoring the range of motion in the least painful way.

how does graston technique work?

Patients are advised to undergo an ultrasound or heat treatment to the injured area to warm up the soft tissue before the practitioner utilizes the appropriate Graston Technique instruments to scan and treat the affected area. Treatment generally consists of the usage of handheld stainless steel Graton Technique instruments, rubbing the affected area through very specific and calculated massage techniques. Every area requires about half minute to a full minute of treatment.

why should i do graston technique?

The Graston technique is an innovative method designed to manage acute and chronic soft tissues injuries and conditions. Some benefits that has been clinically proven when employing the technique:

  • Shortens recovery period as pain and inflammation has been reduced to significant levels
  • Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medications as inflammation has been greatly reduced, patients are less likely required to take the medication for swell and pain relief
  • Manages chronic conditions (such as scars) which are otherwise believed to be permanent
  • A faster rehabilitation or recovery as the Graston Technique allows patients with myofascial adhesions and scar tissues to be removed before returning patient to optimum level of function

The Graston Technique is effective for patients with various soft tissue conditions such as:

  • Scars
  • Trigger Points
  • Shin Splints
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis and/or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rotator cuff, Achilles or shoulder tendinitis
  • Ankle, foot or arch pain
  • Muscle spasms or pulls

Ready to Experience the Graston Technique with Our Experts at TAP?

As you can see, the Graston Technique requires very specific and calculated massage techniques, and improper treatment will not help with lowering your chances of re-injury. Our Master Trainers are certified sports physicians and therapists so you can be assured that we have the right expertise to apply the Graston Technique to perfection.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our sports physicians, and let us address your problems. Your pain-free lifestyle can become a reality with us at TAP!