Graston Technique® is an 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. Removing myofascial adhesions permits increased mobility, improved function, and can release nerve entrapments.
Six stainless steel instruments are used in the Graston Technique®. They slide smoothly on the body using a patented (and lovely) Graston soft tissue mobilization emollient. The smoothly beveled and curvilinear edges of the patented Graston Technique® instruments combine with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments around various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, minimal stress to the clinician’s hands and maximum tissue penetration. Most of my patients find this therapy very rewarding and now ask for it in their treatment plans. In acute cases, the treatment feels deep and specific, and results can be almost immediate. In chronic condition therapies, like treating old scars, treatment can feel like a solid, dedicated “deep tissue” massage, deliverable in a considerably shorter time frame and easily repeatable.
Clinicians must receive special training towards certification in order to perform Graston Technique®. Doctor Sibilla is a certified Advanced provider. Here are some testimonials about the technique, from real patients, some of whom are Olympic athletes.
Request an appointment and ask for this therapy as an adjunct to your chiropractic care today.