The Graston Technique is a non-invasive, evidence-based, soft tissue mobilization technique used to detect and treat damaged soft tissue. It works by using highly specialized stainless steel tools to massage and break down areas of scar tissue and fascial restrictions previously unreachable without surgery.
This method of manual therapy is very effective at treating both acute injuries and chronic conditions that result in inflammation or soft tissue fibrosis. Patients who have undergone the treatment have experienced faster rehabilitation and have found it successful in restoring range of motion, normal function, and eliminating pain.
The technique was created by David Graston, an amateur athlete and machinist by trade. After incurring a debilitating knee injury and treating it with surgery and conventional therapy, he was frustrated with the lack of rehabilitation progress. After consulting several healthcare professionals, he decided to put his machining skills to work by handcrafting a collection of instruments to treat his soft tissue injury.
Experiencing resounding success treating his own knee, he collaborated with medical and research personnel to fully develop his technique and instruments, and the Graston Technique was born. Today, the Graston Technique is used by over 40,000 clinicians around the world and is a service we offer at our practice.