Graston Technique is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that focuses on addressing scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion issues. When used correctly this results in proper function and tissue quality of the musculoskeletal system. This technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, adhesions, and/or chronic inflammation. If muscular adhesions are present, muscle utilization becomes impaired compromising surrounding musculature and joints. IASTM induces a mild state of inflammation within the designated treatment area to improve the natural healing process of the tissue. Graston is an innovative technique utilized to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions presented from chronic conditions fostering a faster rehabilitation and recovery time.
The body is quite resilient at accommodating for weakness and changing the makeup of our muscle tissue to rise to the demand of the stresses we place on it. This technique like all others at Functional Biomechanics is used in adjunct with finding out WHY we place high demands on certain muscles and joints in the body. However, if the area is left untreated we notice pain and dysfunction which then can result in an injury that may take us out of our daily activities or sport very quickly. It is important to address the area of pain with this soft tissue technique but also locate the cause of why this happened in the first place. Graston Technique will restore the normal tissue makeup of the muscle, tendon or ligament that is damaged by using highly effective protocols that we developed by treating hundreds of injuries. IASTM technique are wonderful for treating Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis and golfers elbow, IT band syndrome, knee pain, shoulder injuries of rotator cuff and AC joint, and any tight and tender muscle in the body.