The Graston Technique is changing the way clinicians view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
The Graston Technique is a instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment that helps Dr. Rae to effectively break down scar tissue and connective tissue adhesions. Graston utilizes specifically designed stainless steel instruments to effectively treat soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Advantages and Benefits of the Graston Technique
Decreases time of treatment
Resolves chronic conditions
The curvilinear edge of the instruments combined with their concave/convex shapes helps to mold the instruments to different contours of the body. This design allows for maximum tissue penetration.
Since the metal surface of the instruments do not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel due to vibration through the instruments that is caused by the instruments passing over scar tissue.
Research found that the controlled microtrauma induced through treatment, increased the amount of tissue healing cells to the treated area. That amount of inflammation to the scar tissue helps initiate healing. The structure of the tissue is rearranged, and damaged tissue is replaced by new tissue. Ice may be applied to reduce the pain and exercise is implemented to increase function and range of motion. Often times exercise is performed while receiving treatment to further augment the speed of healing.
Many other clinical studies continue to show the effectiveness of the Graston treatments achieving better outcomes when compared to other traditional therapies, and resolving injuries that have failed to respond to other therapies.