Graston Technique

Graston technique, or Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) utilizes a specially designed tool to effectively detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. IASTM works by creating a localized inflammatory response, which causes repair and remodeling of dysfunctional tissues, resulting in improved healing, improved range of motion and decreased pain.

Several members of our team have taken extra training in IASTM techniques, and utilize a combination of tools (Graston, FAKTR, Hypervolt etc.) to get you the best results possible. This technique is particularly effective in managing sports related and acute muscle injuries, postural stress-associated dysfunction,

IASTM has been shown to effectively treat conditions such as

  • 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)