Graston Technique

Graston Technique is a soft tissue diagnostic and therapeutic method that has been used in out patient clinics since 1994. Graston instruments- made of stainless steel and specifically designed and developed as an alternative to manual transverse friction massage- are used as an aid in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue pathology and dysfunction. The instruments provide diagnostic tactile feedback to both the clinician and the patient, as the instruments act as a focused extension of the clinican's own hands.

Clinical experience has shown that Graston Technique is a benefit to the management of a large variety of musculoskeletal disorders. These include: carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical pain, de Quervain's Syndrome, epicondylitis, fibromyalgia, IT band syndrome, joint sprain, lower back pain, muscle strain, painful scar, plantar fascitis, post fracture pain and tendinitis. A large case series found that Graston Technique reduces numbness, increases patient functional capabilities both in activities of daily living and work related function.