The Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions adversely affecting normal function.
The technique utilizes 6 specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis and painful trigger points.
Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, the high-quality surgical steel Graston instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel. Specifically, the tissue textures of adhesions and restrictions are much different from normal tissue. Accordingly, these instruments resonate (vibrate) this tissue texture change allowing the clinician to isolate, and treat them very precisely.
The treatment effectively breaks down scar tissue, increases skin temperature, reduces chronic muscle shortening secondary to spasm, increases blood flow to the area promoting healing by increasing cellular activity including fibroblasts.