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 body’s kinetic chain in order to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
The Graston Technique® is used to treat both acute and chronic conditions, such as:
- Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
- Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
- Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is a unique evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used by more than 22,650 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
The Vereen Rehabilitation Center is proud to have both Tony Sheffield, PT and Jaclyn Donovan, ATC, LAT on staff as Graston Technique® Providers. Consult with your physician or physical therapist if you are interested in the Graston Technique as a treatment option.