Graston Technique and IASTM

Patient receiving Graston therapy

Graston Techniqure

The Graston Technique (GT) is a treatment option for anyone suffering from restrictive scar tissue, which may have developed after injury or surgery. The technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation in muscles, tendons and ligaments.

The instruments are used to break up scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body. GT instruments, much like tuning forks, resonate in the therapist’s hands. This allows the therapist to isolate adhesions and restrictions and treat them in a more precise manner.

The Graston Technique has 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/medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles tendinitis (ankle pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar tissue
  • Trigger finger
  • Shin splints

Benefits of Graston Technique include:

  • Less time spent in treatment
  • Reduced need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolution of a chronic condition thought to be permanent
  • The ability to continue everyday activities

IASTM

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a treatment option available to patients suffering from restrictive scar tissue, which may have developed after injury or surgery. This technique uses specially designed instruments to detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation, in muscles, tendons and ligaments. IASTM has 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)
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist Pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (Shoulder Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
  • Achilles Tendinitis (Ankle Pain)

The benefits of IASTM include:

  • Less time spent in treatment
  • Reduced need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolution of a chronic condition thought to be permanent
  • The ability to continue everyday activities