The Graston Technique® is a remarkably effective treatment used for soft tissue mobilization. It enables therapists to effectively break down scar tissue using specially designed stainless steel instruments. The Graston Technique® was originally developed by atheletes and is now used by more than 13,000 clinicians worldwide – including athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, and many more. The Graston Technique® is able to decrease the number of therapy sessions needed, reduce the need for medications, and can sometimes resolve chronic issues that are thought to be permanent.
Research has shown that 70 to 90 percent of patients treated with the Graston Technique® have shown improvement in their conditions, even when conventional, nonsurgical treatments have proven unsuccessful. In most cases, this revolutionary treatment does not involve any reduced activity or lost time on the job, which means the Graston Technique™, can significantly reduce the high cost of workers compensation claims and lost productivity. The technique reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications. It also contributes to the reduction of labor and healthcare costs.
The Graston Technique was researched at Ball State University and Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. It was also granted FDA clearance for soft tissue mobilization. Using specially designed, non-invasive instruments, the method allows trained therapists to help patients improve or eliminate symptoms such as pain, numbness and decreased function.
While the Graston Technique™ has proven to help in the healing of patients with many cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, trigger finger, plantar fasciitis, and many more; our skillful therapy staff along with our plastic surgeons at The Centre for Working Hands have identified similar circumstances in patients recovering from breast reconstruction following a battle with breast cancer. After treating many recovering breast reconstruction patients, we have noticed an astonishing increase in these patient’s range of motion and general well-being.
The Graston Technique™ has already brought relief to thousands of patients around the world who are suffering from various injuries. Notable athletic organizations such as The Chicago Bulls and Indiana University have found success in the use of the Graston Technique™, and so has The Centre for Working Hands. To learn more about how you can benefit from the Graston Technique®, call or email our expert therapists at The Centre for Working Hands to schedule your evaluation.