What is the Graston Technique®?
The Graston Technique® is a recent addition to the treatments we offer our patients. It is the use of a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments. It allows us to diagnose and treat areas of soft tissue dysfunction. The instruments provide tactile feedback to both the physical therapist and the patient as it acts as an extension of the therapist’s own hands.
Clinical experience has shown the Graston Technique® to be helpful in the management of a large variety of musculoskeletal disorders which include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical pain, IT band syndrome, back pain, muscle strain, plantar fasciitis and tendonitis among others.
The patient will have reduced numbness and pain and healing takes place faster and more completely than traditional treatments alone. Many NFL and college athletic programs are now using the Graston Technique® to help their athletes return to competition faster. Please check out their website for more information or give us a call to see if this technique will help you get back into motion!