Staff therapists at Furnace Brook Physical Therapy are now Certified Graston Technique Providers after recently completing training utilizing the Graston Technique method!
What is Graston Technique therapy?
Graston Technique (GT) therapy is an evidence based-form of soft tissue mobilization that uses stainless steel instruments to address myofascial restrictions and muscle and tendon dysfunction. The specialized instruments have unique edges and angles that allow the clinician to diagnose and treat tissue adhesions and “muscle knots.”
What conditions benefit from Graston Technique therapy?
GT can be effective in treating acute and chronic issues, as well as post-operative and non-surgical diagnoses. Some common injuries that can be treated with GT include:
- Ankle and heel pain (Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis)
- Tennis and Golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis)
- Neck and low back strains
- Knee pain (patellofemoral disorders, meniscus tears)
- Shoulder pain (rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder impingement)
- Wrist and hand/finger pain (carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger)
- Post-surgical scars (once your incision is completely closed and your post-operative protocol allows for soft tissue mobilization)
If you are rehabbing an injury and interested in Graston Technique, chat with your physical therapy about how this could be implemented in your treatment plan!