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When you become a Graston Technique® Provider, you are joining over 43,000 clinicians standing at the cutting edge of IASTM research and education. To help you get the most from your GT Training, we’ve created a path that will take you from the foundation to the highest level of training. Start with the Essential Training Courses. Once you have completed Essential Training, move on to Advanced Courses.

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When you become a Graston Technique® Provider, you are joining over 43,000 clinicians standing at the cutting edge of IASTM research and education. To help you get the most from your GT Training, we’ve created a path that will take you from the foundation to the highest level of training. Start with the Essential Training Courses. Once you have completed Essential Training, move on to Advanced Courses.

Self-Paced Training
Live Virtual Training
Hybrid In-Person Training

Essential Self-Paced Training: Flexibility at Your Fingertips

Our Essential Self-Paced Training is presented in video format, allowing you to complete it at your convenience, from anywhere with internet access. This format offers unparalleled flexibility, enabling you to integrate your training seamlessly into your daily routine. Here's why it's exceptional:

    • Flexibility: Train at your own pace, eliminating the need to disrupt your daily schedule.
    • Cost-Efficient: Save on travel expenses and learn from the comfort of your chosen location.
    • Comprehensive Curriculum: Access the same outstanding treatment protocol as our in-person training, covering clinical applications, physiological effects, benefits, and potential contraindications.
    • Shipped Materials: Receive Graston instruments and training materials at your doorstep, ensuring you have all the tools you need for a successful learning journey.
    • Extended Access: Enjoy a 60-day window to complete your online training, giving you ample time to master GT therapy.

Essential Self-Paced Training is ideal for those seeking maximum flexibility without compromising the depth of their learning experience. Take control of your education and become a proficient GT Provider on your terms.

Essential Live Virtual Training: Learn from Anywhere

Discover the ultimate flexibility with our Live Online Training. This program combines a 3-hour self-paced precourse with multiple group video teleconference sessions hosted by a GT trainer. Here's why it stands out:

    • Convenient Learning: Begin with a self-paced precourse that lets you kickstart your training at your own pace. Then, engage in group video teleconferences led by a GT Instructor.
    • Accessible Anywhere: Learn from the comfort of your chosen location with an internet connection.
    • Real-Time Interaction: Participate in live sessions that provide immediate guidance and interaction with the instructor and fellow learners.

Live Online Training is perfect for those who value remote learning and want to access quality instruction without geographical constraints.

Essential Hybrid In-Person Training: The Best of Both Worlds

Experience the perfect blend of in-person and online learning with our Hybrid Training. This unique program starts with a 3-hour virtual precourse, followed by a 9-hour, one-day in-person group training at regional locations. Discover the benefits of this versatile approach:

    • Balanced Learning: Combine the practicality of hands-on training with the convenience of online resources. Begin with a self-paced precourse and then attend an in-person group session.
    • Flexible Scheduling: Customize your training experience to fit your schedule and preferences seamlessly.
    • Complete Curriculum: Explore GT therapy comprehensively, including clinical applications, physiological effects, benefits, and potential contraindications.

This hybrid model of Graston Training is perfect for those looking to balance hands-on training with the flexibility of online learning. It offers a well-rounded learning experience tailored to your needs.

 

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Self-Paced Training

Flexibility at Your Fingertips

 

 

Our Essential Self-Paced Training is presented in video format, allowing you to complete it at your convenience, from anywhere with internet access. This format offers unparalleled flexibility, enabling you to integrate your training seamlessly into your daily routine. Here’s why it’s exceptional:

  • Flexibility: Train at your own pace, eliminating the need to disrupt your daily schedule.
  • Cost-Efficient: Save on travel expenses and learn from the comfort of your chosen location.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Access the same outstanding treatment protocol as our in-person training, covering clinical applications, physiological effects, benefits, and potential contraindications.
  • Shipped Materials: Receive Graston instruments and training materials at your doorstep, ensuring you have all the tools you need for a successful learning journey.
  • Extended Access: Enjoy a 60-day window to complete your online training, giving you ample time to master GT therapy.

Essential Self-Paced Training is ideal for those seeking maximum flexibility without compromising the depth of their learning experience. Take control of your education and become a proficient GT Provider on your terms. Learn more...

Live Virtual Training

Learn from Anywhere

 

 

Discover the ultimate flexibility with our Live Virtual Training. This program combines a 3-hour self-paced precourse with multiple group video teleconference sessions hosted by a GT trainer. Here’s why it stands out:

  • Convenient Learning: Begin with a self-paced precourse that lets you kickstart your training at your own pace. Then, engage in group video teleconferences led by a GT Instructor.
  • Accessible Anywhere: Learn from the comfort of your chosen location with an internet connection.
  • Real-Time Interaction: Participate in live sessions that provide immediate guidance and interaction with the instructor and fellow learners.

Live Virtual Training is perfect for those who value remote learning and want to access quality instruction without geographical constraints. Learn more...

Hybrid In-Person Training

The Best of Both Worlds

 

 

Experience the perfect blend of in-person and online learning with our Hybrid Training. This unique program starts with a 3-hour virtual precourse, followed by a 9-hour, one-day in-person group training at regional locations. Discover the benefits of this versatile approach:

  • Balanced Learning: Combine the practicality of hands-on training with the convenience of online resources. Begin with a self-paced precourse and then attend an in-person group session.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Customize your training experience to fit your schedule and preferences seamlessly.
  • Complete Curriculum: Explore GT therapy comprehensively, including clinical applications, physiological effects, benefits, and potential contraindications.

This hybrid model of Graston Training is perfect for those looking to balance hands-on training with the flexibility of online learning. It offers a well-rounded learning experience tailored to your needs. Learn more...

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Self-Paced Training
Live Virtual Training
In-Person Training

Advanced Self-Paced Training: Flexibility at Your Fingertips

Advanced Self-Paced Training emphasizes Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approach for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases.

Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization, and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed.

Participants will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions while restoring function and alleviating pain. The goal of this course is to advance the student or clinician’s skills in the successful management of musculoskeletal dysfunction using Graston Technique therapy and movement.

 

Advanced Live Virtual Training: Learn from Anywhere

The Advanced Live Online Training begins with a 4-hour, self-paced precourse.  After that, we will follow it up with group video teleconference sessions by a GT Instructor.

The Advanced Live Online Training Course will emphasize a Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approach for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases.

Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization, and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed.

Participants will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions while restoring function and alleviating pain. This course aims to advance the student or clinician’s skills in successfully managing musculoskeletal dysfunction using Graston Technique therapy and movement.

Advanced In-Person Training: Level Up Your Graston Technique Knowledge

Advanced In-Person Training emphasizes Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approaches for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases.

Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed.

Participants will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions, while restoring function and alleviating pain. The goal of this course is to advance the student or clinician’s skills in the successful management of musculoskeletal dysfunction using Graston Technique therapy and movement.

Find an In-Person Training

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Self-Paced Training

Flexibility at Your Fingertips

 

 

Advanced Self-Paced Training emphasizes Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approach for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases.

Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization, and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed.

Participants will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions while restoring function and alleviating pain. The goal of this course is to advance the student or clinician’s skills in the successful management of musculoskeletal dysfunction using Graston Technique therapy and movement. Learn more...

Live Virtual Training

Learn from Anywhere

 

 

The Advanced Live Virtual Training begins with a 4-hour, self-paced precourse.  After that, we will follow it up with group video teleconference sessions by a GT Instructor.

The Advanced Live Virtual Training Course will emphasize a Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approach for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases.

Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization, and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed.

Participants will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions while restoring function and alleviating pain. This course aims to advance the student or clinician’s skills in successfully managing musculoskeletal dysfunction using Graston Technique therapy and movement. Learn more...

In-Person Training

Level-Up Your Graston Technique Knowledge

 

 

Advanced In-Person Training emphasizes Graston Technique (GT) therapy examination and treatment approaches for musculoskeletal dysfunction/mechanical pain that can be applied in all patient cases.

Components of the GT therapy examination will include movement loss, lesion localization and resistive testing. Preventative/corrective exercises to augment the GT therapy intervention will be discussed.

Participants will learn to select and implement the most efficient and effective GT therapy interventions, while restoring function and alleviating pain. The goal of this course is to advance the student or clinician’s skills in the successful management of musculoskeletal dysfunction using Graston Technique therapy and movement. Learn more...

 

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FAQ's

Who should take Graston Technique® Training?

Advanced participants must hold a valid clinical license and must have successfully completed Essential Training. It is also recommended that participants currently be utilizing advanced orthopedic and functional testing in their clinical practices. Working knowledge of functional anatomy, human movement analysis, and the principles of regional interdependence, as they apply to injury recognition and treatment, is recommended. A review of the anatomical structures of the spine, and upper and lower extremities are most appropriate prior to attending the course. Advanced Training is multi-disciplinary and is available to, but not limited to, Certified Athletic Trainers, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Fitness Professionals, Massage Therapists, Doctors of Chiropractic, and Physicians. If Essential Training took place prior to January 1, 2015, clinicians must first complete the 3-hour Essential Updates and Revisions Course ($59 or free with Advanced Training registration) before proceeding to Advanced Training registration.

Who are the instructors?

The Graston Technique® Instructional Team is committed to providing the highest caliber of hands-on training available, based on evidence-based research and industry best practices. We’re extremely proud of the 50+ advisors and instructors who help us shape the future of Graston Technique® therapy. 

How many CEUs will I receive?

Since many states and provinces have specific filing criteria and deadlines, feel free to EMAIL US or call 888.926.2727, prior to the course for the approval status on Graston Technique® therapy continuing education units (CEUs).

What is the cost of the training and instruments?

The Essential Training is $650. The Advanced Training is $695. The full set of 6 instruments costs $2395.

What kind of results does Graston Technique® produce?

Historically, the Graston Technique® has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, pre- and post-surgical patients and maintaining optimal range of motion.

How much does Advanced Self-Paced Training cost?

The course consists of 14 modules with a maximum of 30 days to complete the training. Self-Paced Advanced Training costs $695. Please call in at 888.926.2727 for student and veteran pricing. The cost for Self-Paced Advanced Training with an instrument set is $2490. Please call in at 888.926.2727 for payment plan details. Clinicians have the opportunity to save $100 when registering for Advanced Training within the 30 days following your Essential Training date.

How do I renew my GTS credential?

You will receive a reminder before your GTS credential expires (every 2 years), notifying you of the expiration date and providing the opportunity to retake the latest version of the Advanced Updates & Revisions online course, and the GTS credential exam.

What if I need to cancel?

The course consists of 14 modules with a maximum of 30 days to complete the training. Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason, your training fee can be transferred to another date/location of your choosing. Your transfer must be applied within 12 months of cancellation date. You may also apply your training fees towards other Graston Technique® products within 12 months of cancellation date. Any training fees not used within 12 months of cancellation date are subject to forfeiture. Graston Technique, LLC reserves the right to alter dates, times, locations, content, and faculty to accommodate unexpected needs. Graston Technique, LLC cannot be responsible for expenses incurred by registrants if the program is cancelled or altered.

What conditions can be treated with the Graston Technique®?

GT training is multi-disciplinary and is available to the following licensed professionals: Acupuncturists Canadian Massage Therapists Certified Hand Therapists Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers Chiropractors Dentists Medical Physicians Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapist Assistants Osteopaths Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists Physical Therapist Assistants Podiatrists Students (In the final year of one of the above programs) U.S. Massage Therapists (see below) Veterinarians 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.

Is Graston Technique® an Evidenced-Based Form of Manual Therapy?

Empirical and anecdotal evidence exists for the following physiological effects of GT: Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern (inhibition of abnormal tone/guarding leading to pain reduction via improved sensory input) Alters/inhibits spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment) Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area (angiogenesis vs. immediate local increases in blood flow) Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

Can anyone obtain the instruments?

GT training is multi-disciplinary and is available to the following licensed professionals: Acupuncturists Canadian Massage Therapists Certified Hand Therapists Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers Chiropractors Dentists Medical Physicians Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapist Assistants Osteopaths Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists Physical Therapist Assistants Podiatrists Students (In the final year of one of the above programs) U.S. Massage Therapists (see below) Veterinarians 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.

Am I required to purchase instruments to attend Essential training?

You are not required to purchase instruments to benefit from GT Training because GT supplies the instruments for the Essential and Advanced in-person, hybrid, and live online training events. Instruments are included with our Essential Self-Paced Training package. However, Graston Technique is designed to work best with Graston Technique Instruments – and if you would like to become a GT Provider after the training you need instruments for that certification. We offer flexible financing plans as well as an instrument reservation program that ensures you’ll be able to take instruments home with you after your training.

Do you have payment plans available?

Graston Technique now offers an in-house Deferred Payment Plan on purchases over $1500. Use our payment calculator during checkout to determine your downpayment amount and the duration to calculate your monthly payment. Prefer to talk to a human being? Call us today at 888-926-2727.

Who is eligible for training?

Eligible Clinicians GT training is multi-disciplinary and is available to the following professionals: Acupuncturists Canadian Massage Therapists Certified Hand Therapists Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers Certified Personal Trainers Chiropractors Cross Fit Trainers Dentists Medical Physicians Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapist Assistants Osteopaths Physical Therapists/Physiotherapists Physical Therapist Assistants Podiatrists Students (In the final year of one of the above programs) Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) U.S. Massage Therapists (see below) Veterinarians U.S. Massage Therapist Requirements With the guidance of some of the top advisors in the field of massage therapy, we have found the appropriate balance of education and experience that will allow massage therapists to be successful in the application of Graston Technique® therapy. Current massage therapy license or certification Pass exam or be certified in MBLEx, NCBTMB, NCETMB, NCETM, or NESL or work in an office with a licensed PT, DC, or ATC 750 clinical hours of education with 250 hands-on hours of experience.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

"I have been treating patients with Graston Technique® since 2008 and it has yielded positive results in a variety of pathologies! I just became one of the proud new owners of Dynamic Physical Therapy in Charleston, WV, and we treat patients and athletes with GT daily to supplement their treatment plans. It is a staple in our clinic."

Derek Raynes, MS, ATC, PES

South Charleston, WV

"The Graston Technique® has been an excellent component to incorporate in our treatment plans. The dynamic component allows you to treat your athletes in a functional sports specific position to realistically treat their restrictions."

Erin Jordan, MS, ATC

Statesboro, Georgia

"Graston Technique® allows me to place my athletes in their sport-specific positions in order to precisely isolate and release soft tissue restrictions that are interfering with their optimal movement patterns. It has been a key factor in returning both my professional and recreational athletes to the top of their game, be it track & field, golf, triathlons or ultrarunning."

Robyn Pester, PT, ATC, Eugene, OR

"Graston Technique® is FABULOUS!! It's amazing what you can feel through the tools and the depth in tissue you can reach with them. Since using the Graston Technique® instruments, my hands are no longer sore from STM and my patients have reported feeling significant relief from their symptoms! It's a win-win!"

Kari Redfield, OTR/L, Visalia, CA

"There is much more to Graston Technique® than stainless steel instruments and a ‘gritty’ sensation. The technique is the result of proficient people offering an exceptional product, in a comprehensive and intelligible manner. That makes the integration of Graston Technique® into my office an easy decision for me… I am in!"

Stephen Flynn, DC, Auburn, ME

"Excellent organization; gave core knowledge (instrument handling & strokes) that can be applied to multiple areas/conditions. Even after 30 years of practice experience, this technique has tremendously changed my patient management strategies resulting in improved clinical outcomes, higher levels of patient satisfaction, and increased patient referrals."

Steven  Zajac, DC, Buffalo, NY

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