Graston Technique

If you’ve never heard of the Graston Technique®, it might be hard to guess what the term refers to. It’s actually a common physical therapy technique. The Graston Technique is typically used to relieve muscle tension and pain, improve mobility, and reduce stiffness. It can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions that affect the muscles and reduce range of motion. At Forever Fit, our therapists frequently use the Graston Technique to treat our patients for the best possible health outcomes.

Keep reading to discover the essentials of this technique and who can benefit from receiving it during physical therapy treatment.

What Is the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is a technique designed to target soft tissue manually. Athlete David Graston first developed it in the early 1990s in Graston’s effort to treat his own skiing injuries.

Since then, the Graston Technique has become a popular method for treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The two primary uses of this technique are to treat trigger points and to break up excessive scar tissue formations. It involves your physical therapist applying stainless steel tools to regions of your muscle to break through tense muscles and scar tissue.

Who Can Benefit From the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is most often recommended for patients who are struggling with scar tissue buildup or trigger points, which are painful spots of tightened muscle. In these treatment sessions, a physical therapist uses stainless steel tools to not only release tight knots of muscle that cause pain but also break up thick scar tissue developments.
The Graston Technique can also be used to improve:
  • Muscle strains.
  • Pulled ligaments.
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Plantar fasciitis.
The Graston Technique is a treatment option that can be useful for patients in a number of ways. Some of the key benefits of this physical therapy technique include:
  • Reducing chronic pain.
  • Speeding up recovery time.
  • Improving range of motion.

Forever Fit Can Help Treat Your Trigger Points and Scar Tissue With the Graston Technique

If you’re struggling with trigger points or scar tissue that’s decreasing the quality of your life, you should know that there is a treatment that can help. The Graston Technique is designed to release pain and muscle tension associated with trigger points and break up scar tissue. At Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness, our team of therapists can help you get the relief you’re looking for. If you need a long-term treatment solution, don’t hesitate to visit one of our clinic locations.

At Forever Fit, we believe in the importance of continuing education, which is why our therapists are constantly undergoing training. We believe that making our best efforts to be as educated as possible is how we can provide stellar care to our patients.

Are you still not sure if the Graston Technique is the treatment for you? Please feel free to contact our team today to learn more about our methods of care or to schedule an initial appointment.