Graston is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows the breakdown of fascial adhesions. Patented, stainless surgical steel instruments are designed to detect and release soft tissue adhesions.
Graston Technique effectively treats myofascial strains, ligament sprains, tendonopathies, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, epicondylitis (golfer’s and tennis elbow), and scar tissue.
After assessing and diagnosing the injury, your doctor will use the Graston instruments to glide over the affected area, release adhesions in the tissues. The instruments break apart scar tissue to allow for proper healing. After the treatment is done, you may be given specific stretches and exercises to aid in tissue recovery. You may experience mild bruising after the treatment, as this is part of the healing process.