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Graston Technique

Brad Farra - Thursday, November 05, 2009


More than 115 professional and amateur sports organizations, some 600 out-patient facilities and more than 6,000 clinicians around the country offer not only the original, but the finest instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment technology available. GT is part of the curriculum in 29 university and collegiate institutions.

I use Graston Technique in my practice for many different types of soft tissue injuries, it's an amazing and effective therapy.

Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Research has found that the controlled micro trauma induced through Graston Technique protocol, increased the amount of fibroblasts to the treated area. That amount of inflammation to the scar tissue helps initiate the healing cascade. The structure of the tissue is rearranged, and damaged tissue is replaced by new tissue. Ice is then applied to reduce the pain and exercise is implemented to increase function and range of motion.

Other clinical studies continue to document the success of Graston Technique®, generally achieving better outcomes when compared to traditional therapies, and resolving injuries that have failed to respond to other therapies.

Graston Technique decreases overall treatment time, fosters faster rehabilitation, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication, resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent, and allows the patient to engage in normal everyday activity or sport.

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