What Is The Graston Technique?



The Graston Technique is a specialized form of manual therapy. It involves using stainless steel tools to preform muscle mobilizations and remove tension from trigger points (knots). It is a deeper and more intense version of manual therapy as the tools used often allow for deeper and more precise targeting of the muscle.

The Graston Technique is preformed in 2 separate steps: locating and removing. The first step, locating, is simply locating muscles that need attention. To do this, a practitioner will run the tool over your skin in search of fibrous or scar tissue that may be causing pain or restricting movement. The second step is to use the tools to break up the tissue to ease pain and restore motion. This is done this is done by rubbing of the tool into the muscle. The pressure and speed at which this is done varies depending on the severity of the muscle tension.

The Graston Technique is not a commonly practiced technique, however, it is very effective and healing technique. Benefits of the Graston Technique include the following:

    • Decreasing overall treatment time
    • Faster rehabilitation/ recovery
    • Reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medication
    • Resolving chronic conditions
    • Pain reduction and management

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