The Graston Technique® is a specialized form of manual therapy used to detect and effectively treat soft tissue injuries and restrictions. It utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to apply precise pressure and targeted manipulation to areas of the body exhibiting scar tissue, adhesions, or fascial restrictions.

Our physiotherapists are trained to perform this innovative treatment to help patients recover from a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Key features of the Graston Technique® include:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM): The use of ergonomically designed instruments with beveled edges to apply controlled pressure and friction to affected soft tissues, promoting the breakdown of scar tissue and adhesions.
  • Focused treatment: The Graston Technique® allows for precise targeting of specific areas of dysfunction, enabling therapists to effectively address soft tissue restrictions and improve tissue mobility and function.
  • Enhanced tissue healing: By stimulating the body’s natural healing response, the Graston Technique® helps to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote the formation of healthy new collagen, facilitating tissue repair and regeneration.

The Graston Technique® has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Scar tissue adhesions
  • Fascial restrictions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-surgical scar tissue

During a Graston Technique® session, patients may experience mild discomfort as the instruments are applied to the affected area. However, this discomfort is typically temporary and is often outweighed by the significant improvements in mobility and function that can be achieved with this treatment.

If you’re experiencing pain, stiffness, or restricted movement due to a soft tissue injury or condition, the Graston Technique® may be an effective solution for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners and discover how this innovative therapy can help you get back to doing what you love, pain-free.