Graston Technique is a soft-tissue therapy that accelerates recovery time and treatment duration, as well as provides quicker pain relief. The technique and instruments allow for the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation. This enables faster rehabilitation and with greater success in restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function. Graston Technique has become standard protocol in many universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities as well as industrial on-site treatment settings. The technique is also being used within professional sports by the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB trainers.
How Does Graston Technique work?
Graston Technique uses specially designed instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of soft-tissue therapy. The use of these instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function by breaking up adhesions and scar tissue within the body, allowing for the release of these tight fibers that can limit range of motion.
What are the effects of Graston Technique?
- Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
- Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area, providing the area with nutrition and accelerated healing
- Increases cellular activity in the region, including healing and inflammatory response