Graston Technique

Physical therapists and occupational therapists at South Campus and the Therapy and Spine Clinic have received specialized training in this “innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.” 

Diagnoses which have responded well to Graston Technique​ include: 
  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain) 
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain) 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Plantar fasciitis (foot pain) 
  • Tennis elbow​ 
  • Golfer’s elbow 
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis 
  • Patellofemoral disorders (knee pain) 
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Myofascial pain and restrictions 
  • Chronic and acute sprains/strains 
  • Non-acute bursitis 
Not all patients are appropriate for this technique. Certain conditions such as open wounds, thrombophlebitis, and osteomyelitis among others are contraindicated. Check with one of our several clinicians who have received specialized training in Graston Technique to see if you would benefit from this specialized soft tissue mobilization.