What is Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique incorporates a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

The Technique:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-link splays. It also stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers.
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern.
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area.
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells.
  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity.

The Graston Technique instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions including:

  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (Back Pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist Pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (Shoulder Pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
  • Achilles Tendinitis (Ankle Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints