In Graston Technique, therapists use hand held, stainless steel instruments to promote soft tissue mobilization. This loosens restriction in the fascia and helps to break down scar tissue. The results include improved range of motion, joint mechanics and function in the areas treated. Use of this technique can be beneficial for many conditions, such as plantar fasciitis (foot pain), rotator cuff tendinitis (shoulder pain), and neck and back pain.
Only therapists with certain advanced degree, such as physical therapy, are eligible to obtain training in Graston Technique.