Graston Technique

Graston Technique is an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization therapy that enables the doctor to identify and break down scar tissue, areas of myofascial thickening and tissue adhesions thereby reducing inflammation, pain and restricted mobility. Graston utilizes very specific stainless steel instruments that enable the clinician to treat soft tissue lesions with depth pressure and specificity necessary to affect the condition at the site of pain. Once the scar tissue has broken down it can be absorbed by the body. By incorporating stretching and strengthening the patient can rebuild the soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.

Graston Technique is effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Spinal Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis  (foot Pain)
  • Achilles Tendonitis 
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis ( shoulder Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Medial Epicondylitis (golfers Elbow)
  • Patella Femoral Dysorders ( knee Pain)

Graston Technique is effective in treating a wide range of both chronic and acute musculoskeltal pain conditions. Historically, the Graston Technique has had positive outcomes in 75 - 90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring the functional capacity in both acute and chronic pre and post surgical patients.

Michael Steinhauser, D.C. is certified in the Graston Method.