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Graston Technique

Graston Procedure

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital now has therapists trained in using the Graston Technique® in the following locations:  Salem, NH and Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and N. Andover, Massachusetts. The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

To schedule an evaluation for the Graston Technique please call Centralized Scheduling at 888-950-9939. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

View the Graston Technique slideshow to learn more.

                           Graston Slideshow

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The Technique:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
  • Increases skin temperature
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
  • Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions
  • Pre & Post Partum Conditions
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

The Graston Technique® (GT) instruments enhance the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, and have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Cervical sprain/strain
  • Lumbar sprain/strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Disorders
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital follows the Graston Technique® protocol, which includes a brief warm-up exercise, Graston Technique® treatment, followed by stretching, strengthening and ice, all under the direction of a trained physical or occupational therapist. Call 603-893-2900 ext. 3210 or visit

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