Graston Technique

Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated


Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.


The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.


Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 21,750 clinicians worldwide — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.


GT is utilized at some 2,540 outpatient facilities and 73 industrial sites, by more than 366 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at more than 42 respected colleges and universities.


Outpatient Facilities (US)

Outpatient Facilities (Canada)


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:







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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

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