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Graston Technique


Graston Technique

Have you ever been told that you have scar tissue following at injury? Have you ever been frustrated by how long it takes you to recover following surgery? Do you struggle with your flexibility despite stretching regularly? If you answered YES, to any of the about Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is a true game changer in reducing scar tissue and promoting healing.

Graston Technique defined

Graston Technique is an innovative soft tissue mobilization technique utilizing patented instruments to permit athletes and individuals recover effectively and expeditiously. Graston Technique allows Integral clinicians to efficiently break down scar tissue and movement restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat areas with scar tissue restrictions or chronic inflammation.

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What are the benefits of Graston Technique:

  • Improved clinician diagnostic skills and decreased treatment time
  • Increased specificity of tissue treatment and increased mechanical advantage over hands-on massage techniques
  • Quicker and improved outcomes
  • Allows the client to feel abnormal tissue texture as the Integral clinician does
  • Faster return to function and return to sport
  • Improved surgical outcomes via management of scar tissue

What conditions can Graston Technique resolve?

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • De Quervain’s syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • IT Band syndrome
  • Chronic compartment syndromes
  • Trigger finger
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Post-surgical scar tissue
  • MCL/LCL sprains
  • Coronary ligament sprains
  • AC ligament sprains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Swelling reduction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Secondary soft tissue lesions

Has Graston Technique been clinically proven?

According to research conducted ay Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University in Indiana, Graston Technique protocols increased the amount of fibroblasts at treated areas with controlled microtrauma created with Graston instruments. Fibroblasts are important cells in the body that are involved in tissue healing. Graston Technique also initiated a controlled amount of inflammation, which helped scar tissue properly align along lines of stress. Graston Technique essentially rearranged scar tissue allowing the damaged tissue to be replaced with new tissue.

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

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