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Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique® incorporates an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. Only clinicians who have been trained and accredited in the Graston Technique® are qualified to obtain the Graston Technique® instruments and apply the technique to treat patients.

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Graston Technique® is successful in effectively treating many soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and post surgical. The Graston Technique® offers many advantages to the patient such as:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Six stainless steel instruments form the cornerstone of Graston Technique®

toolsThe curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique® Instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, minimal stress to the clinician's hands and maximum tissue penetration.

Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by thousands of clinicians worldwide – Preneta Physical Therapy is a Graston Technique® provider.

 

 

About Graston Technique®

ShoulderGT3Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated, Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 20,000 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

GT is utilized at some 2,300 outpatient facilities and 66 industrial sites, by more than 350 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at more than 50 respected colleges and universities.

 

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