Graston Technique

Graston Technique® therapy breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation that causes pain, loss of motion and stiffness.

During treatment, a specially-trained therapist glides a stainless steel instrument along your muscles, tendons or ligaments with just enough pressure to detect scar tissue or adhesions and break them up.

Stretching and strengthening exercises prescribed as part of your treatment plan help rebuild the soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
Most patients receive two treatments per week for four to five weeks, with improvement noted within two to three treatments.

Graston Benefits

The Graston Technique can:

  • Decrease overall treatment time
  • Speed rehabilitation and recovery
  • Reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Allows you to continue everyday activities
  • Helps resolve chronic conditions that were thought to be permanent

Conditions We Treat

  • Caesarean scarring
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • IT band syndrome
  • Joint sprain
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle strain
  • Painful scars
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-fracture pain
  • Post-mastectomy issues
  • Swelling of thumb tendons (de Quervain’s syndrome)
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon inflammation (epicondylosis)

Contact Us

For more information on how our therapists use the Graston Technique, call 816-691-1795.

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Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy