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Graston Technique ®

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions.

The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments that detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation

The Goal: improve treatment time and foster faster recovery of new or previously permanent injuries

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are some of the commonly treated conditions:
● Achilles tendinopathy/tendinitis
● Ankle sprains
● Plantar fasciitis
● Patella Femoral Syndrome (knee pain)
● Cervical Spine Pain
● Low Back Pain
● Fibromyalgia
● Hip Pain
● Hamstring Strain
● ITB Tendinitis
● Elbow Pain (golfers and tennis elbow)
● Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
● Adhesive Capsulitis
● Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
● Wrist Tendinitis
● Scar Pain

● Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
● Increases skin temperature
● Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
● Alters spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment)
● Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
● Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells needed for repair
● Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activities

Patients usually receive two treatments per week over 4-5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd to 4th treatment.

It is common to experience minor discomfort during the procedure and some bruising afterwards. This is a normal response and part of the healing process.

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