What Is Graston Technique?

A technique using a steel tool to relieve muscle spasms, or muscle stiffness. This technique is particularly effective for individuals who are experiencing pain or discomfort in the back, hips, or legs.

Here are some of the tools used in the Graston Technique:

1. Graston instruments: These are six stainless steel instruments of various shapes and sizes that are used to detect and break up scar tissue and adhesions in the soft tissue. 2. Lubricant: A lotion or oil is applied to the skin before using the instruments to reduce friction and make the therapy more comfortable for the patient. 3. Stretching and strengthening exercises: To help prevent the recurrence of scar tissue, patients are often given exercises to perform at home or in the clinic to promote healing. 4. Ice or heat therapy: Patients may be advised to use ice or heat therapy to help reduce swelling and improve circulation in the treated area. 5. Manual therapy techniques: The Graston Technique is often used in conjunction with other manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching to help patients achieve optimal results.

Benefits Of The Graston Technique:

  • Improves posture

  • Enhances balance

  • Reduces pain and discomfort

  • Targets specific areas of the body

  • Adaptable to individual's specific needs and goals

  • Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels

  • Emphasizes small, precise movements

  • Can help improve overall body mechanics

  • An engaging and fun way to improve physical condition.