Graston Technique is an evidence-based method of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), that is combined with rehabilitative exercises to improve musculoskeletal function. Graston Technique incorporates the use of six specifically designed stainless steel instruments to aid the clinician in the detection and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction.
The Graston Technique instruments detect and amplify the feel of soft tissue restrictions. Once the soft tissue restrictions are found, the instruments are used by going over the affected soft tissue using a number of different strokes. The type of instrument used will depend on the muscle, joint or soft tissue that is being worked on.
Graston Technique is a very comfortable method of treatment and the amount of pressure used to treat your soft tissue condition will always depend on your tolerance. Treatment times can range between 5-8 minutes per muscle or soft tissue region. The use of Graston Technique has proven that quicker and improved outcomes are possible when dealing with soft tissue conditions