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Graston Technique® (GT)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Release restrictions in fascia and muscles

  • GT uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to glide along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments. When knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the clinician and the patient sense a restriction or a granular feeling from the instrument.

  • Non-invasive, GT allows the clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instrument slides across the afflicted area, it pulls the adhered fibers to the side and releases them. Over time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring motion and eliminating the pain associated with it. It rebuilds a soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.

  • The instruments enhance what the clinician’s hands can feel – substantially improving the ability to detect and treat soft-tissue dysfunctions. An unaided hand is hard pressed to detect and break up as much scar tissue as the stainless steel instruments can.

  • Patients usually receive 1-2 treatments per week during the span of 4-5 weeks. Most patients have a positive response by the 3rd or 4th treatment. The average number of GT sessions per episode of care averages between 6-12 for more chronic conditions.

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