Graston Technique

The Graston technique is a manual soft tissue technique invented by an athlete named David Graston.  He was unable to fully recover from an old knee injury he had while water skiing.  While he was recovering, he started researching and learning about the type of massage that can break up scar tissue he noticed in his injured knee, and he decided that he wanted to design a set of tools to assist with his own rehab.  Cross frictional massage, developed by orthopedic surgeon DR James Cyriax, was the main concept behind the development of the tissue treatment protocol for the Graston Technique.  

The Graston Technique is a patented form of manual therapy that uses tools to release knots or restrictions in the muscles due to old injuries causing scar tissue.  Graston technique helps to restore normal mobility and function and to reduce pain.   It is highly effective in treating Cervical sprain/strain, rotator cuff tendinosis, ankle sprains and any injury or surgery that leaves scar tissue and loss of range of motion.  Graston has been shown to decrease treatment time and reduce a patients need for pain relieving medications.

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