Graston Technique®

Essential Training

Essential Training introduces students and clinicians to the Graston Technique therapy algorithm, its clinical applications, physiological effects and benefits, potential contraindications and proper utilization of the instruments.

Self-Paced Online

Presented in video format, this self-paced online training can be completed on your time, anywhere with an internet connection.

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Live Online

A 3-hour, self-paced precourse followed by multiple group virtual sessions hosted through Zoom by a GT trainer.

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Hybrid In-Person

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

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By the end of Essential TrainingParticipants will be able to:


Demonstrate the safe application of the Graston Technique utilizing each GT Instrument


Describe how Graston Technique is integrated into the full spectrum of patient care, including documentation and billing


Identify the indications and contraindications of Graston Technique® therapy


Recognize common responses to GT Treatment, both positive and adverse


Design a treatment plan utilizing Graston Technique® therapy (GT) applied to the spine and extremities utilizing various of modes of application


Explain the current research justifying the inclusion of the Graston Technique® therapy as an evidence based intervention for treating musculoskeletal dysfunction

Additional Essential Training Information


Multiple teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the learning objectives. These will include explanations, demonstrations, performance, feedback, teaching, supervised open practice, and case troubleshooting. Much of the time is spent in a hands-on, lab setting. Teaching materials include the PowerPoint presentation and Training Materials.


Essential Training participants must be fully licensed professionals who possess a well-developed working knowledge of the human neuromusculoskeletal system and its major structures. A review of the anatomical structures of the spine, and upper and lower extremities is most appropriate prior to attending the course. Prior experience with manual therapy and manual soft tissue mobilization techniques are helpful.


Most of the training is in a lab setting with hands-on instrument instruction, so proper dress is required. Proper clothing includes loose-fitting athletic shorts (not spandex). For women, a top that can expose the scapula such as a racerback sports bra, low-cut tank top, or cami will allow your lab partners proper access to the body regions that we will treat. To prevent any potential emollient exposure to your clothing, it is optional to bring a towel for draping.


Clinicians are treated with Graston Technique instruments during the trainings. Any condition contraindicated for soft tissue mobilization is contraindicated for GT. We advise all pregnant clinicians to consult their treating doctor or healthcare provider before registering or attending a course.


Graston Technique Instructors determine by direct observation that all participants have attained an acceptable level of safe and effective techniques during laboratory practice sessions. Graston Technique maintains a low 14-16 participants: 1 instructor ratio so that all participants receive the feedback necessary to assure their skill acquisition and performance.

Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you can obtain a full refund of your training fees within 72 hours of your purchase. No refunds are given after 72 hours of purchase. After 72 hours, your training fees can be transferred to a virtual training class or future in-person training class of your choosing that falls within 12 months of the original cancellation date. You may also apply your training fees towards other Graston Technique® products within 12 months of original cancellation date. Any training fees that are not used within 12 months of the original cancellation date are subject to forfeiture. Self-paced programs that have been started and Graston products that have been opened will not be refunded.