Graston Technique® is a form of instrument assisted soft tissue work (massage). It is a very specialised treatment for many conditions and has the ability to break down scar tissue formation in muscles and other soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons and connective tissue. It works by using specifically designed stainless steel instruments which help the practitioner to localise the injured tissue for a more accurate diagnosis and also treat deeper and more specifically. Combined with Chiropractic treatment you can achieve quicker and better outcomes from both acute and chronic conditions. The edge of the Graston Technique® Instruments combines with their shapes to mould the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease and better depth of treatment.
The Graston Technique® Instruments resonate in the clinician’s hands, much like a tuning fork. This allows the practitioner to find adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments does not compress tissue as the fingers do, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.