Graston technique is an innovative patented form of instrument assistant soft tissue mobilization. It enables effective breakdown of scar tissue and fascial restrictions. This technique utilizes specifically designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas exhibited soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Graston facilitates the reflex changes in chronic muscle injuries, by increasing the rate and amount of blood flow to the specific treatment area. It can also be used to breakdown scar tissue, which can help to increase range of motion and muscle strength. Common injuries treated by Graston are rotator cuff tendinitis, quadriceps tendinitis, planter fasciitis, hamstring, and quad strains. Graston is great for postsurgical patients looking to reduce swelling and increase blood flow.