Graston Technique

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs..The treatment itself involves using a tool to "scrape" knotted muscles/fascia, help move toxins out, increase blood flow and break up scar tissue. Various treatment strokes can be used with the tools which include sweeping, brushing, strumming, framing and scooping.

 

Benefits of Graston:

-Enhances the ability to detect soft tissue restrictions

-Increases cellular activity in the region including fibroblasts and mast cells

-Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

Contraindications include:

-open and unhealed wounds

-Varicose veins

-Lymph edema