Graston Technique effectively breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation that causes pain and restricted mobility.
Used by physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers, the stainless steel instruments comb over and catch on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies areas of restriction. The instruments enable clinicians to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect the condition at the site of the pain, as well as following the kinetic chain to find and treat the cause. Once the tissue dysfunction has been identified, the instruments break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.
By incorporating stretching, strengthening and ice in the treatment and rehab process, clinicians can rebuild the soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
GT instruments are not meant to replace a clinician’s hands, but to compliment them in a manner not possible with other modalities or soft tissue approaches.