Graston Technique

taken form Graston website, verbatim

About Graston Technique®

Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 16,000 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. GT is utilized at some 1,650 outpatient facilities and 55 industrial sites, by more than 250 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 57 respected colleges and universities.

Outpatient Facilities


Colleges and Universities

Sports Organizations


For the clinician:

Provides improved diagnostic treatment

Detects major and minor fibrotic changes

Reduces manual stress; provides hand and joint conservation

Increases patient satisfaction by achieving notably better outcomes

Expands business and revenue opportunities


For the patient:

Decreases overall time of treatment

Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery

Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication

Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent



For employers and the healthcare industry:

Allows patients to remain on the job

Reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications

Contributes to reduction of labor and healthcare costs, direct and indirect


See what experts and researchers have to say about the Graston Technique®

“The Graston Technique® Instruments allow a deeper, more sensitive palpation and treatment of fibrotic restricted tissue.” —Warren I. Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO