The Graston Technique

We wanted to refresh your memory on a soft tissue treatment technique called Graston. Our team at Rehab Dynamics utilizes the Graston Technique in conjunction with other manual therapy.

The Graston Technique was developed by amateur athlete David Graston. He was frustrated with his success during his rehabilitation and soon began developing a number of instruments to treat his soft tissues. He began to see signs of personal recovery and began to collaborate with personnel at Ball State University and Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. The Graston Technique and instruments were then born as a result.

The Graston Technique is described as “an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion.”

Common Conditions Treated:

Achilles tendonitis and other types of ankle pain

IT Band Syndrome

Plantar Fasciitis and other foot pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other painful wrist problems

Fibromyalgia

Lumbar strain

Tennis and Golf Elbow

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and similar types of shoulder pain

Cervicothoracic sprain and other neck pain

Patellofemoral disorders and other painful knee issues

shin splints

scar tissue

trigger finger

Caesarean and post-Mastectomy scarring

Benefits of Graston Technique:

A decrease in the overall treatment time required for an injury

Quicker recovery/rehabilitation

Less need for the use of anti-inflammatory medication

Resolution of chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Call us today with questions on how Graston Technique could help you in your recovery! (985) 871-7878