What Is The Graston Soft Tissue Technique?
Graston technique is a non-invasive treatment for soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries whether chronic, acute or post-surgical can often be frustrating and take a long time to heal, even with appropriate treatment. These types of injuries are often caused by participation in sports and exercise activities, but they can also occur from simple day-to-day repetitive use. Examples of such injuries include, but are not limited to:
IT Band Syndrome
Graston Technique® (GT), the leading modality in Instrument-Assisted soft tissue mobilization, was introduced in 1994. This technique is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as help patients maintain an optimal range of motion. GT is clinically proven to achieve faster and better outcomes for acute and chronic conditions.
The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. It will help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.