Just as each technique I use is a valuable and clinically effective, efficient and evidence – based technique, no single technique is effective when placed in inexperienced or untrained hands, or on their own. My extensive background in manual therapy, functional, therapeutic exercise and sport specific injury prevention, sport performance enhancement and rehabilitation allows me to choose the most appropriate plan and treatments to use for your best outcomes.
I am honored to provide Graston Technique® (GT) for my clients. I have been a Graston Technique provider and instructor for over five years.
Graston physical therapy is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM, IASTYM) that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis (think strains, sprains, tendon injuries) or chronic inflammation.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 17,500 clinicians worldwide.
GT is utilized by more than 270 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is a staple for the athletes (recreational to professional) I have treated over the years.
How does Graston Technique® benefit you?
The Graston Technique® Instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments does not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.
Areas and Injuries I commonly treat with GT:
- Achilles tendonopathy (chronic Achilles tendonitis)
- Patellar tendonopathy (chronic Patellar tendonitis)
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band / ITB Syndrome)
- Calf / Quadriceps / Gluteal Muscle strains
- All tendon injuries / overuse injury / tendonopathies / tendonitis
- Compartment Syndrome
- Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
- Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
- Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Trigger Finger
- Scar Tissue
- Shin Splints
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