The Graston Technique is a new service offered by Central Physical Therapy. Our specially trained physical therapy assistants use the Graston Technique instruments to brush over the affected surface area and surrounding areas to access the proper movements and instruments for each specific treatment. The therapist or physical therapist assistant will run instruments along the skin, following the direction of the muscle, tendon or ligament. The patient will feel bumps as the instrument moves along their skin. These bumps are the defective soft tissue. As the body heals, those bumps will decrease and the area around an old injury will smooth out nicely, indicating healing. There also may be some mild bruising in the area being treated. That is one indication that the body is hard at work, absorbing the old tissue and laying down healthy new tissue.