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Graston Technique

Empowering clinicians to improve patient outcomes through quality education and products.

Company History

Graston Technique was originally conceived by an amateur athlete who suffered a debilitating knee injury while water skiing. Frustrated at the lack of rehabilitation progress following surgery and conventional therapy, he decided to apply his professional background in machining to create several instruments to treat his soft tissue injury.

Experiencing early success on his own knee, he collaborated with medical and research personnel at Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University in Muncie, IN to fully develop a technique and a set of instruments. As a result from this collaborative effort, Graston Technique therapy was born.

In 1994, TherapyCare Resources Inc., parent company of Graston Technique therapy, opened an outpatient clinic in Indianapolis, where outcome data was gathered on a wide range of chronic and acute injuries. Five years later, the company turned all of its’ attention to teaching and training clinicians and continued research on the technique.

Our Guiding Principles

These core principles are at the foundation of Graston Technique therapy.

YOU FIRST

You always have an audience with us, and when everyone is focused on the same goal, returning to quality of life, it’s a recipe for success for all.

HIGH STANDARDS

A lack of proper experience and education could introduce serious risk to both patient and clinician. This is why only licensed professionals that meet our strict requirements are accepted into our courses.

PROPER EDUCATION

More than 25 years of experience and feedback creates a quality of training few can match that is constantly evolving.

Our Clinical Advisors and Instructors

The Graston Technique Clinical Advisory Team and Instructional Team are committed to providing the highest caliber of hands-on training available, based on evidence-based research and industry best practices.

We are extremely proud of the 50+ advisors and instructors that help us shape the future of Graston Technique therapy.

Jackie Shaker

DPT, MS, OCS, LAT, LMT, GTS
Senior Clinical Advisor

Mike Ploski

MS, MEd, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS
Clinical Advisor

Ashli Linkhorn

BS, DC, CCSP, CCEP, PES/CES—NASM, RKC, GTS
Clinical Advisor

Sheila Wilson

DC, ICCSP, FICC, GTS
Senior Clinical Advisor

Lori Hiatt

OTR/L, CHT, GTS
Clinical Advisor

GT in the Community

Graston Technique, LLC is an active member of the Indianapolis Metro Community and proudly volunteers time and resources to local organizations.

Industry Partners

Graston Technique has partnered with leaders in the therapeutic industry to bring you the latest developments in education, research and treatment.