Benefits of the Graston Technique®

by | Apr 1, 2022

In the clinic, I often use the Graston technique® with my chiropractic clients for the treatment of soft tissue involved in movement dysfunction. Graston technique® is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy (IASTM) that uses instruments designed to treat scar tissue and fascial restrictions in order to restore range of motion, eliminate pain, or restore normal function of the joint. We can use the instruments in a myriad of ways to address acute, chronic, or functional conditions. Additionally, we can use IASTM during therapeutic exercise to enhance recovery and/or improve function. (Graston, 2022) 

Below are some conditions listed by Graston® that can benefit from the technique: 

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis) 
  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) 
  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain 
  • Hip Pain 
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band) 
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis) 
  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain) 
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis) 
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders) 
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) 
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis) 
  • Scar Tissue 
  • Trigger Finger 
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring) 

See www.grastontechnique.com for more information. 

  1. Graston Technique. Benefits of Graston® Therapy. https://grastontechnique.com/Patients/. Accessed March 22, 2022.

-Dr. Sara Brand, DC

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