Graston Technique

What is the Graston Technique®?  
A.    The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

The Technique:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
  • Increases skin temperature
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
Is Graston Technique® something new?    
A.

The concept of cross fiber massage is not new. Graston Technique® is grounded in the works of Dr. James Cyriax, an English orthopedic surgeon. The use of our specially designed instruments and protocol is new.

 

Graston Technique® has become standard protocol in universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities as well as industrial on-site treatment settings such as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. The technique is also being used at industrial settings and by NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball trainers

Professional Sports Organizations Using Graston Technique®
NBA
Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets
Cleveland Cavaliers
Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
  Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Portland Trailblazers
San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards
 
NFL
Atlanta Falcons
Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
  New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
St. Louis Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins
  
NHL   AHL
Colorado Avalanche
Nashville Predators
Toronto Maple Leafs   Norfolk Admirals
  
MLB
Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets
  New York Yankees
Norfolk Tides (AAA Minor League)
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
San Diego Padres
Seattle Mariners
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals
 
Professional Golf
PGA Tour   Champions Tour
 
Soccer
Arsenal Football Club (EPL)
Everton Football Club (EPL)
Fulham Football Club (EPL)
New England Revolution
  Saskatchewan Roughriders FC
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (EPL)
US Soccer Federation