What is the Graston Technique?
Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating indeed. Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post- surgical. GT therapy can help you enjoy life again.
The Graston Technique® is a form of manual therapy. It is considered to be the premier system of instrument- assisted soft tissue mobilization that utilizes 6 specifically designed stainless steel instruments to deliver a comfortable yet effective sequence of strokes that is combined with individualized rehabilitation exercises designed FOR YOU by your physical therapist.
The physical therapists and physical therapist assistants that are trained to apply the Graston Technique® have completed a minimum of 12 hours of training that is only available to licensed healthcare professionals.
How does the Graston Technique work?
As your therapist utilizes the GT instruments over your injured or post-surgical body part, soft tissue lesions are detected or amplified much like a stethoscope amplifies your heartbeat. Your therapist can then treat these areas with a series of strokes that will help you to feel better IMMEDIATELY. Improved range of motion and movement efficiency can be experienced within a single treatment session!
What are the benefits of the Graston Technique
- Faster recovery; most conditions respond within 4-12 treatment sessions
- Improved pain relief
- Train while you are being treated!
- Efficient treatment time per session; a typical body part is treated in 8-10 minutes as the GT instruments magnify the treatment response when compared to traditional manual massage
Here is list of some of the most common conditions treated with Graston Technique® therapy.
- Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinitis
- Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
- Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
- Hamstring Injuries
- Hip Pain
- IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
- Tennis Elbow
- Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
- Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
- Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinitis)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Cesarean Scarring)
CMPT has the best of the best when it comes to the Graston Technique. CMPT therapists Jackie Shakar and Mike Racette are both lead instructors for this technique. They both travel throughout the country and internationally teaching other healthcare providers how to perform the Graston Technique!
For more information: Graston Technique, LLC