The Graston Technique® is a
form of instrument-assisted soft tissue
mobilization that enables physical therapists to
effectively identify and break down scar tissue
and mechanical restrictions within soft tissues.
The technique utilizes specially designed
stainless steel instruments, in combination with
stretches and exercises to achieve optimal
outcomes. Graston Technique® is used to give physical therapists an advantage in treating a
number of tendon disorders, mobilizing scar tissue,
and reducing edema.
In one study of tendinitis around the knee, regular physical therapy resolved the patient's problem 60% of the time, but physical therapy enhanced by this technique resolved the tendinitis 100% of the time.1 For more technical
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Common diagnoses treated with Graston Technique
Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylosis)
Rotator cuff tendinosis
Post-surgical scar tissue restrictions
Myofascial pain syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Iliotibial band friction syndrome
and many additional musculoskeletal conditions.
Wilson, Sevier, Helfst R, et al. Comparison of rehabilitation methods in the treatment of patellar tendinitis. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2000; 9 (4).