• Graston Therapy

  • How it Works:

    The unique protocol uses specially designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. Graston Therapy is also frequently used as an effective protocol to maintain range of motion.

    • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
    • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern (inhibition of abnormal tone/guarding leading to pain reduction via improved sensory input)
    • Alters/inhibits spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment)
    • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area (angiogenesis vs. immediate local increases in blood flow)
    • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
    • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
  • Benefits of Graston Therapy

  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/

  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication

  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

  • Provides an efficient way to maintain optimal range of motion

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  • Condition it Treats:


    • Achilles Tendinitis/osis (ankle pain)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
    • Cervicothoracic Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Lateral Epicondylitis/osis (tennis elbow)
    • Lumbosacral Sprain/Strain (back pain)
    • Medial Epicondylitis/osis (golfer's elbow)
    • Myofascial Pain Syndromes
    • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
    •  Plantar Fasciitis/osis (foot pain)
    • Post surgeries such as joint replacements, RTC repairs (once post-surgical protocol allows for soft tissue mobilization/manual therapy)
    • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/osis (shoulder pain)
    • Scar Tissue/post-surgical scars (once completely closed)
    • Patients demonstrating central and/or peripheral sensitization (only used in light stroking/brushing mode to desensitize)
    • Shin Splints
    • Trigger Finger
    • Women's Health (post-mastectomy and Caesarean scarring)