The Graston technique is one type of Instrumental-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Graston utilizes multiple stainless steel instruments to scan soft tissue and treat any areas of restrictions. The instruments allow practitioners to determine the appropriate use and pressure used to break up the restrictions. In addition, Graston practitioners will use the instruments to eliminate any restrictions from the other body parts that may be contributing to your pain.
By combining this technique with corrective exercise, stretching, and modalities clinicians can help the healing process in rebuilding the appropriate tissue.
The treatment time for each restriction is approximately 30-60 seconds per spot, while bruising and pain are avoided to provide comfort for the patient.
Graston may be incorporated in the treatment of:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
And many other pathologies
For more information about the Graston Technique call (402) 933-3036 or visit www.makovickapt.com for a list of our 5 convenient Omaha Metro area locations.
Dan McCutchen PT, DPT, OCS