Graston Technique addresses scar tissue and fascial restrictions in order to maintain optimal range of motion. Graston Technique achieves faster and better outcomes for acute and chronic conditions such as Achilles Tendonitis (Tendinosis), Plantar Fasciitis (Fasciosis), Rotator Cuff Injuries, Lateral Epicondylitis (Epicondylosis), Muscle Strains, Patellar Tendinitis (Tendinosis), Adhesive Capsulitis, IT Band Syndrome, Patellofemoral Disorders, Lumbar Spine Strain (low back pain), Cervical Spine Strain (neck pain), Fibromyalgia and Headaches.
Graston Technique uses stainless steel instruments to treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments are moved over the affected area with adhesions to break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. This process reduces or eliminates the adhered fibers, thereby, restoring range of motion and eliminating pain. Graston Technique helps transform soft tissue injury into healthy, functioning, pain-free tissue.
At Premier, our doctors are all certified in Graston Technique, having spent hours of training to learn how to treat and resolve injuries effectively and efficiently in combination with other treatment modalities.
- Decreases overall time for full injury resolution
- Promotes faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
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. At Premier, the clinicians have advanced training in applying Graston Technique to injuries in the position or range of motion that causes the most pain in every day life. This is a difficult and advanced treatment technique, however, it is very effective at resolving injuries for both Elite Athletes and everyday people.
Treating a soft-tissue injury can be uncomfortable. With the use of Graston instruments, clinicians are able to adjust the level of pressure applied. Here at Premier, we use Graston to patient pain tolerance and avoid bruising, however, some soreness can occur during treatment. Graston Technique does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective.