The Graston Technique®

Treat Soft Tissue Injuries More Efficiently, Effectively

What is The Graston Technique?®

PhysioFit's Physical Therapists are providers of the Graston Technique®, a method used to treat many soft tissue injuries.  In this form of treatment, the physical therapist uses stainless steel instruments to comb over and "catch" onto fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies tissue dysfunction and areas of restriction. It breaks down scar tissue so it can be absorbed by your body, and helps reduce inflammation that causes pain in the affected area. These tools have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes when treating many diagnoses including common neck, back, shoulder, knee and foot pain.

Using this simple tool technology, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in up to 90% of all conditions treated. The technique is used and recognized by leading industry health care providers, leading colleges and universities, and by sports teams on the amateur and professional levels nationwide.

Graston Technique Advantages®

Graston Technique's commitment to very high educational standards ensures you will receive the best treatment possible.

Graston Technique®:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Obviously, treating a soft-tissue injury can, at times, be uncomfortable. However, the use of GT instruments allows the clinician to better administer the level of pressure applied. While bruising is not the intent, soreness can occur during treatment. GT clinicians are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust treatment intensity to minimize their occurrence, while realizing the benefits of the technique.

GT does not need to be considered "painful" to be effective. Please inform your clinician if you are experiencing discomfort anytime during treatment. Patients usually receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.

Graston Technique® is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as one of the most effective treatments for rehabilitation and range of motion maintenance, especially when combined with other treatment modalities such as exercise.

Clinical Applications

Graston Technique® is clinically proven to achieve faster and better patient outcomes in treating the following:

  • Achilles Tendinosis/itis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (Back Pain)
  • Medial Epicondylosis/itis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (Shoulder Pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women's Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

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