Graston Technique® (GT)

Graston is a soft tissue technique which utilizes six stainless steel instruments, uniquely shaped to treat different areas of the body.  By utilizing these instruments, as well as, incorporating stretching and rehab, clinicians are able to effectively treat deep tissue dysfunctions. The goal of the Graston Technique® is to decrease fibrous adhesion in an effort to restore normal tissue function while simultaneously decreasing pain.

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions which results in improved outcomes for patient’s conditions.

The technique uses six 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 kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 21,000 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

GT is utilized at more than 2,400 outpatient facilities, by more than 360 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at more than 50 respected colleges and universities.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact NHRC at 289-362-3600