Graston Technique ®

Graston Technique ® is an 'instrument assisted' Soft Tissue Treatment that works faster and deeper than traditional soft tissue therapies, oftentimes with less discomfort. It is a variation of traditional cross fiber (transverse) friction massage and is used to "break up" or "soften" scar tissue, thus allowing for the return of normal function in the area being treated.

The Graston Technique ® consists of six stainless steel tools of various sizes and contours, allowing the Physician to treat the various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, maximum tissue penetration in a gentle manner, and minimal stress to the Physician's hands.

The Graston Technique ® Instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the Physician's hands allowing the Physician to isolate adhesions and restrictions and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments does not compress like the fat pads of the fingers, deeper restrictions can be identified and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, the instruments significantly increase what the human hands can feel.

Please visit the Graston Website for a full tutorial of the technique:

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