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Essential Self-Paced Training

Our newest course format is now available for Graston Technique Essential Training! This format is our most flexible training offering yet, giving you the same great experience without the need to disrupt your normal day-to-day schedule. Eliminate travel expenses, complete the course at your own pace, and learn the same amazing treatment protocol taught in our standard 2-day, in-person training, accessible from anywhere an internet connection is available.

Training materials, including Graston instruments, will be shipped to your home or office upon enrollment, providing you with all the tools you need for a successful learning experience. 60-day access will be granted to complete the online training.

 

Essential Training Package: $2545
Student Essential Training Package: $2295

*Packages include instrument set

Training Agenda

Hour 0 – 2.5

Participants will identify & discuss the effects, benefits, physiological responses, indications & contraindications for the Graston Technique.

    • Welcome and Introduction to Graston Technique
    • History, physiological rationale of IASTM, principles relating to soft tissue dysfunction
    • Clinical Foundations to GT
    • Effects of GT on the fascial system
    • Indications & Contraindications
    • Anticipated responses and results from using GT instruments on soft-tissue conditions

Hour 2.5 – 4

Participants will observe & then demonstrate proper handholds and treatment strokes using GT instruments.

    • Introduction to the six GT stainless steel instruments
    • Description of each instrument
    • Proper handholds and treatment strokes
    • Lab instruction in Scanning, Sweeping, Strumming, Brushing, Swiveling, Scooping, J-strokes, and Framing on anterior thigh
    • How to make a soft-tissue assessment using instruments

Hour 4 – 4.5

Participants will select proper instruments and perform GT techniques (Scan, Sweep, Strum, Swivel, Scoop, Frame, Brush and J-stroke) on knee and thigh.

Thigh and Knee Labs:

    • Scan, sweep, strum, frame and j-stroke the thigh and knee
    • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
    • Discuss proper instrument choice
    • Perform treatment protocol

Hour 4.5 – 5

Participants will select proper instruments and perform GT techniques (Scan, Sweep, Strum, Swivel, Scoop, Frame, Brush and J-stroke) on pelvic region.

Hip, pelvis, and ITB Labs:

    • Scan, Sweep, Strum, Frame and J-stroke the pelvic region
    • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
    • Discuss proper instrument choice
    • Perform treatment protocol

Hour 5 – 5.5

Participants will select proper instruments and perform techniques on foot and ankle.

Foot and Ankle Labs: 

    • Scan, sweep, strum, and j-stroke on the foot and ankle
    • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
    • Discuss proper instrument choice
    • Perform treatment protocol

Hour 5.5 – 5.75

Participants will discuss & observe techniques and treatment protocols on edema and scars.

Edema, and Scars:

    • Scan, sweep, strum, and j-stroke
    • Perform treatment protocol

Hour 5.75 – 7.25

Participants will identify & discuss concepts of clinical practice integration, updated GT research, documentation & billing concerns.

    • GT & Clinical Integration
    • GT Research & Evidence-Based Practice
    • Documentation
    • Billing

Hour 7.25 – 7.75

Participants will assess, and then based upon findings, select proper instruments and perform techniques on hand, forearm, and elbow.

Hand, Forearm, Elbow Labs:

    • Scan, Sweep, Strum, and J-stroke the hand, forearm, and elbow
    • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
    • Discuss proper instrument choice
    • Perform treatment protocol based upon findings

Hour 7.75 – 8.25

Participants will assess, and then based upon findings, select proper instruments and perform techniques on the shoulder.

Shoulder Labs:

    • Scan, Sweep, Strum, and J-stroke on the shoulder
    • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
    • Discuss proper instrument choice
    • Perform treatment protocol based upon findings

Hour 8.25 – 9

Participants will assess, and then based upon findings, select proper instruments and perform techniques on the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines.

Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Labs:

    • Scan, Sweep, Strum, and J-stroke on the cervical, thoracic spines
    • Detect soft-tissue adhesions in these areas
    • Discuss proper instrument choice
    • Perform treatment protocol based upon findings

Hour 9 – 9.25

Participants will identify available resources for further skill development.

Course wrap-up:

    • Additional resources
    • Further development opportunities

Hour 9.25 – 10.25

Participants will demonstrate proper instrument selection and techniques to assess and treat an individual with myofascial dysfunction.

Live virtual skills check:

    • Proper instrument selection
    • Proper stroke application
    • Proper handholds
    • Proper dosage parameters

Hour 10.25 – 12

Participants will demonstrate competency of course objectives

Course examination

EXPLORE MORE TRAINING OPTIONS

In-Person Training

Our standard 12-hour, in-person group training held over two consecutive days at regional locations.

Hybrid Training

A 3-hour self-paced precourse followed by a 9-hour, one day in-person group training held at regional locations.

Live Online Training

A 3-hour, self-paced precourse followed by multiple group video teleconference sessions hosted by a GT trainer.