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Understanding the Functions of Each Graston Technique® Instrument

GT 1


Application: The GT1 instrument is expertly designed for evaluating and treating soft tissue restrictions over larger surface areas. It excels in treating specific soft tissue restrictions with its specialized knobs.

Description: The GT1 features a single bevel, concave treatment edge with two convex knobs. This unique design ensures precise treatment and effective scanning of larger muscle groups.

Key Features:

  • Application: Perfect for large muscle groups, scanning, and treatment.
  • Grips: Engineered for comfortable two-handed use, providing optimal control during treatment.
  • Strokes: Versatile in its application, the GT1 supports sweeping, fanning, swiveling, and scooping strokes.

The GT1 instrument embodies the Graston Technique's commitment to quality and efficacy, offering clinicians a reliable tool for enhancing patient outcomes through superior soft tissue therapy.

GT 2


Application: The GT2 instrument is expertly crafted for evaluating and treating convex-shaped soft tissue with its curved treatment surface. It excels in treating specific soft tissue restrictions with its specialized knobs.

Treatment Areas: Ideal for use on the biceps, triceps, wrist flexors and extensors, elbow, patella, and heel.

Description: The GT2 features one single and one double-bevel edge, along with two convex knobs. This versatile design ensures precise treatment and effective scanning of smaller muscle groups.

Key Features:

  • Application: Perfect for small muscle groups, scanning, and treatment.
  • Grips: Engineered for comfortable one or two-handed use, providing optimal control during treatment.

Strokes: Versatile in its application, the GT2 supports sweeping, fanning, swiveling, and scooping strokes.

GT 3


Application: The GT3 instrument is meticulously designed for localizing and treating specific (smaller) soft tissue restrictions with precision.

Treatment Areas: Perfect for precise lesion localization.

Description: The GT3 features a single bevel, convex treatment edge, making it ideal for targeting specific soft tissue issues.

Key Features:

  • Application: Specific localization and treatment of smaller areas.
  • Grips: Designed for one or two-handed use, ensuring precise control.
  • Strokes: Supports brushing, strumming, and J-strokes for effective treatment.
GT 4


Application: The GT4 instrument is specifically designed for evaluating and treating concave-shaped soft tissue and providing focal treatment of convex-shaped soft tissue.

Treatment Areas: Suitable for use on various areas of the body.

Description: The GT4 features a single bevel, convex edge, facilitating comprehensive scanning and treatment.

Key Features:

  • Application: Effective for scanning and treating both concave and convex soft tissues.
  • Grips: Can be used with one or two hands, offering versatility and control.
  • Strokes: Supports sweeping and fanning strokes for thorough treatment.
GT 5


Application: The GT5 instrument is ideal for evaluating and treating convex-shaped tissue and specifically designed for treating intercostal areas.

Treatment Areas: Best suited for the cervical spine, deltoid, gastrocnemius, adductors, and intercostals.

Description: The GT5 features a single bevel, concave design originally developed for the intercostal region, ensuring effective treatment of specific areas.

Key Features:

  • Application: Perfect for scanning and treating convex tissue and intercostal areas.
  • Grips: Designed for comfortable one or two-handed use.
  • Strokes: Supports sweeping, fanning, swiveling, and scooping strokes.
GT 6


Application: The GT6 instrument is specifically designed for evaluating and treating carpal tunnel, digits, and specific localized soft tissue restrictions with its treatment tip or hook.

Treatment Areas: Ideal for use on the digits, interossei, and Achilles.

Description: The GT6 features one single and one double bevel convex edge, along with a treatment tip and a knob/hook for precise treatment.

Key Features:

  • Application: Perfect for smaller regions and precise localization.
  • Grips: Can be used with one or two hands, providing versatility in treatment.
  • Strokes: Supports sweeping, scooping, brushing, strumming, and J-strokes for comprehensive treatment.