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graston technique

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique (GT) therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post- surgical. GT therapy can help you enjoy life again.

Our unique technique and instruments enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation that allows for faster rehabilitation and with greater success when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.

Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments also are used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.

What to expect:

  • Your massage therapist will spend a few minutes discussing your concerns and creating a custom treatment plan

  • Your therapist will work with your comfort level so it's important to provide feedback

  • Your therapist will create a treatment plan for your care

  • You may be given some self-care for home inbetween sessions

  • You can book 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90 minute sessions

  • We can direct bill to many insurance companies

Conditions We Treat:

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)

  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hamstring Injuries

  • Hip Pain

  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)

  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)

  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis)

  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)

  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)

  • Scar Tissue

  • Trigger Finger

  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of results does Graston Technique® produce?

Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, pre- and post-surgical patients and maintaining optimal range of motion.​

Is Graston Technique® an Evidenced-Based Form of Manual Therapy?

Empirical and anecdotal evidence exists for the following physiological effects of GT:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers

  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern (inhibition of abnormal tone/guarding leading to pain reduction via improved sensory input)

  • Alters/inhibits spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment)Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area (angiogenesis vs. immediate local increases in blood flow)Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells

  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

Will GT treatments affect my everyday activities?

Patients that have progressed beyond the acute stages of inflammation and repair are often encouraged to resume a pain-free level of activity and exercise with the modifications that are determined by their GT-trained health professional. GT is designed to be implemented with appropriate therapeutic exercises and activities to achieve an ideal outcome.

What Our Clients Say

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Lamont is FANTASTIC! Magic hands, knowledgeable, caring & such a professional. Lamont has helped both my daughter & I with some pretty intense neck/shoulder issues. We highly recommend Lamont!
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