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Graston Technique ®

Graston Technique ® is a modern, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions that develop within the body after an injury. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Graston Technique® is most commonly used to treat, but not limited to, tennis elbow, cervical pain, low back pain, and IT Band pain.The Graston Technique® Instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments do not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be applied and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, the analogy of a stethoscope is often used – just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the Graston instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.

The Graston Technique® offers many advantages to the patient such as:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery times
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
  • Decrease scar tissue
  • Increased tissue healing
  • Promotes blood flow

What is Graston Like?

Graston Therapy may be painful as the tools will be used on tissues that are already problematic. The tissues may be come red or bruised following therapy, however healing and recovery should be felt. Results of treatment varies on an individual basis.


For more information on the Graston Technique®, feel free to visit the Graston website.

Book your assessment with Dr. Caruana at Full Function Rehab in Woodbridge, Vaughan to see if Graston is right for you!

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