The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.
The purpose for using Graston Technique is to assist the doctor in breaking up any fibrous adhesions or scar tissue that has embedded itself within a muscle.
Graston is extremely effective in treating chronic pain, sports injuries, pulled or strained muscles as well as bruising that has occurred. This type of technique is not painful and has clinical research showing its effectiveness.
- Decreasing overall treatment time
- Enabling faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reducing the need for pain medication
- Resolving chronic conditions thought to be permanent
- Promoting blood flow to the affected area thus increasing healing