Graston Technique is used specifically for the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue. This technique utilises stainless steel apparatus in combination with therapeutic active movements to restore range of motion. The tools are used as an extension to manual therapy, they are more precise and accurate in amplifying any fibrotic changes in soft tissue. This allows the practitioner to accurately localise and treat the patient’s areas of discomfort. The mobilisation of soft tissue reduces the formation of scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and chronic inflammation. By breaking down these lesions the inflammatory process is stimulated leading to an increase in healing, reduced need for pain medication, and less time in rehabilitation.
The Graston Technique is used widely in the US in competitive sports such as the NBA, NHL, NFL, and Minor League Baseball trainers. The technique can be used for a wide range of pathologies ranging from Tennis Elbow and Shin splints to trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis.
For all people wanting to have Therapy using this technique, please take special care to come appropriately dressed. Your therapist will need direct skin access to your area of complaint. Please note that Graston Therapy is not effective through clothing. We advise men and women wishing to have Graston Technique Therapy over the glutes, hips, and adductor region, to wear swimwear that provides sufficient access to these regions.
If you would like to experience Graston Technique, book online here with Tom as he is the only accredited Graston Technique Therapist in Sydney.