Graston Technique is used specifically for the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue. The Graston Technique utilises stainless steel apparatus in combination with therapeutic active movements to restore range of motion. The tools are used as an extension to manual therapy, they are more precise and accurate in amplifying any fibrotic changes in soft tissue. This allows the practitioner to accurately localise and treat the patient’s areas of discomfort. The mobilisation of soft tissue reduces the formation of scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and chronic inflammation. By breaking down these lesions the inflammatory process is stimulated leading to an increase in healing, reduced need for pain medication, and less time in rehabilitation.
The Graston Technique is used widely in the US in competitive sports such as the NBA, NHL, NFL, and Minor League Baseball trainers. The technique can be used for a wide range of pathologies ranging from Tennis Elbow and Shin splints to trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis.