Graston is a non-invasive technique that uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. By using the Graston Technique the doctor is able to penetrate the tissue enough to affect change, yet be able to take into account the patient’s level of comfort and adjust accordingly.
As Graston is performed on the specific area it releases adhesions, breaks up scar tissue, and fascial restrictions allowing room for healthy tissue to grow. Once the scar tissue and restrictions are eliminated, range of motion will increase and associated pain will be diminished.
Graston helps patients in the following ways:
- Quicker recovery time
- Reduced Inflammation
- Relieve conditions that were initially thought to be permanent
- Graston can be performed in conjunction with an adjustment or done as a solo treatment.
Here are some conditions that have been clinically proven to have quicker and better outcomes when the Graston Technique was utilized:
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (shoulder pain)
- Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
- Achilles Tendinosis/itis (ankle pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (tennis elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis/itis (golfer’s elbow)
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Shin Splints
- Trigger Finger
- Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)