Application: Evaluating and treating soft tissue restrictions over larger surface areas; localizing and treating specific soft tissue restrictions with knob.
Treatment Areas: quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, back extensors, upper traps
Application: Evaluating and treatment convex shaped soft tissue with curved treatment surface; localizing and treating specific soft tissue restrictions with knob.
Treatment Areas: biceps, triceps, wrist flexors and extensors, elbow, patella, heel
Application: Localizing and treating specific (smaller) soft tissue restrictions.
Treatment Areas: precise lesion localization
Application: Evaluating and treating concave shaped soft tissue; focal treatment of convex shaped soft tissue.
Treatment Areas: everywhere
Application: Evaluating and treating convex shaped tissue; treating intercostal areas.
Treatment Areas: cervical spine, deltoid, gastrocnemius, adductors, intercostals
Application: Evaluating and treating carpal tunnel, digits, and specific localized soft tissue restrictions with treatment tip or hook.
Treatment Areas: digits, interossei, Achilles
Made in the USA over a 6-week period
Crafted with a specific alloy of stainless steel for density and homogeneity
Smooth finish allows clinicians to receive tactile feedback
The Benefits of Graston Technique Instruments
Clinicians are able to feel abnormalities and dysfunction in connective tissue utilizing hypersmooth instruments.
Treats a wide range of ailments, including: chronic and acute conditions, edema, and motor control issues.
Natural manual ability to receive immediate feedback for longer durations is enhanced by die casted stainless steel.
Instruments are conductive, allowing pain modulation using Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)
Using Graston Technique Instruments
Effectively assess tissue for abnormalities or dysfunction with instruments.
Perform treatment using any number of Graston Technique’s 14 unique treatment strokes.
Utilize unique protocol that includes active exercise to promote tissue remodeling.
FAQ’s About Graston Technique Instruments
What is Graston Technique®?
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.
Can anyone obtain the instruments?
GT training is multi-disciplinary and is available to the following licensed professionals:
- Canadian Massage Therapists
- Certified Hand Therapists
- Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers
- Medical Physicians
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapist Assistants
- Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Students (In the final year of one of the above programs)
- U.S. Massage Therapists (see below)
Only clinicians who have been trained in the Graston Technique® Basic course are qualified to obtain the Graston Technique® instruments and apply the technique to treat patients. The course is offered either on-site or at trainings offered throughout the year at a variety of locations.
What is the cost of the training and instruments?
The training and instrument costs can be found by entering through the Clinician portal off the home page, to Training & Education, and then Training Fees. The Essential is $650. The Advanced is $695. The full set of 6 instruments costs $2395.
What Clinicians Are Saying…
Dwight Brown, DPT, Clinic Director, Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness, Burtonsville, Maryland
Great course and instruction. This course has put me on track to make a huge difference for my patients.
Ashli Linkhorn, DC, CCSP, CCEP, PES/CES-NASMS ports Chiropractic Institute, Atlanta, Georgia
Two new patients on a Monday, they found me on the GT website. Love those easy referrals!
Lucas Donelan, PTA, Vancouver Spine & Orthopedic Rehab Center, Vancouver, Washington
Taking GT was a great experience and I believe this technique will save thousands of therapists’ hands and increase the longevity of their careers.