graston technique

Graston Technique

This is Form of Manual Therapy for soft tissue dysfunctions and categorized under IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) therapy. It uses stainless steel tools to perform the treatment along with emollient cream. Graston technique treatment can be tailored to patients’s presentation and tolerance. it can be light and treat more superficial areas and it can also be more of a deeper treatment and be more aggressive. Each individual patient is treated differently based on their condition. Patients go through history and detailed examination and case is discussed with patients, then proceed with patient’s consent.

How Does it Work?

After the diagnosis is established, Graston technique is used with lotion/cream to locate appropriately the affected areas and treat them gently to begin. It is not uncommon to experience area of redness during the treatment and minor bruising after the treatment. Patients is given specific instructions upon discharge to better manage their case.

Graston Technique can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions ranging form tendinitis, tendinosis, fascial restrictions, scar tissue, post surgical scars, and muscle spasms with the goal being reducing and/or eliminating pain and restoring normal range of motion and function.

Common conditions treated

  • (Achilles Tendinitis)
  • (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band band
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinitis)

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