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The Graston Technique, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists — and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Clinical Applications of Graston
|The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:|
|Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)||Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)|
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)||Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)|
|Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)||Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)|
|Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)||Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)|
|Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)||Fibromyalgia|
|Scar Tissue||Trigger Finger|
The Graston Technique offers many advantages and benefits.
For the clinician:
- Provides improved diagnostic treatment
- Detects major and minor fibrotic changes
- Reduces manual stress; provides hand and joint conservation
- Increases patient satisfaction by achieving notably better outcomes
For the patient:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
For employer, third party payer and the healthcare industry:
- Allows patients to remain on the job
- Reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications
- Contributes to reduction of labor and healthcare costs, direct and indirect
For more information, please visit www.grastontechnique.com