Graston Technique®

Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows for precise detection and treatment of fascial restrictions as well as muscle and tendon dysfunction. Following the kinetic chain, GT therapy Providers can target and specifically treat affected tissues often resolving issues once thought to be permanent. 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 12,500 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

 

Conditions Commonly Treated:

 

Hip/Knee/Leg/Foot

  • Arthritis of the hip (osteoarthritis)

  • Groin pain (psoas/adductor muscle strain)

  • Buttock pain (piriformis syndrome)

  • Chronic hamstring injuries

  • Tightness alongside knee and leg (IT Band Syndrome)

  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

  • Shin Splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)

  • Achilles Tendinitis

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Jumper’s Knee (patellar tendinitis)

Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist

  • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff tendinosis)

  • Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

  • Shoulder, arm, and hand numbness (thoracic outlet syndrome)

  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis/epicondylosis)

  • Tendinitis of the thumb and forearm (de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis)

  • Pain, numbness, or tingling of the hand (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

Back

  • Mechanical spine pain

  • Facet syndrome

  • Sacroiliac dysfunction

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Stable Scoliosis

  • Sciatica

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Arthritis of the joints in the low back (facet joint arthritis)

  • Disc space narrowing (degenerative disc disease of the low back)

Head and Neck

  • Headaches (cervicogenic, tension, migraine, cluster)

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction

  • Neck pain and arm numbness or tingling (cervical radiculopathy)

  • Cervical disc herniation

  • Joint stiffness (intersegmental dysfunction)

 

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