What is Graston Technique?
Graston Technique® is successful in effectively treating all 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
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 to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 15,000 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.GT is utilized at some 1,400 outpatient facilities and 38 industrial sites, by more than 214 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 51 respected colleges and universities.**As of 7/1/12. Numbers will be updated every quarter.
Michael Phelps Cites GT Treatment for Olympic Success
For Recovery: "My trainer uses Graston (Technique) tools..." August 2012, Details magazine. (Note to patients: While Phelps treatment results in some discomfort and bruising, this is not a typical response for GT treatment to be successful. We encourage you to talk with your clinician during treatment.) http://on.details.com/PLYA8S