Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue, instrument-assisted mobilization. At Central Physical Therapy, Graston-trained Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants use Graston instruments along the skin, following the direction of the muscle, tendon or ligament. The patient will feel the defective soft tissue as bumps as the instrument is moved along their soft tissue. As the body heals, the bumps decrease and the area around an old injury evens out nicely, indicating healing.

The Graston Technique provides several benefits such as relief from muscle soreness, tightness and fascial adhesions. Graston physically breaks up scar tissue and fascial adhesions in the body that restrict movement and cause pain. Graston also promotes healing by increasing blood flow to the affected area. In some cases, only a few Graston sessions can improve patients’ mobility and reduce pain.

Many patients have seen a decrease in treatment time with Graston in addition to medication. Overall, patients experience significant relief from Graston.

If you have any questions about the Graston Technique, call us at 225-261-7094

Certified Graston Technicians include Tina Hebert, PTA, Colleen Mallone, PTA, Holly Bates, PTA, Jalal Musleh, PTA