The Graston Technique: What is It and How Effective is It?

The Graston Technique: What is It and How Effective is It?

Before we get into the benefits of the Graston technique, lets first determine what exactly it is.

The graston technique is a form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel instruments to help influence scar tissue and adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s used for treating a variety of conditions from sports injuries to chronic pain to post-operative rehabilitation – with many people experiencing relief after just one session! In this blog post we will discuss what the Graston Technique actually does, how it works and some benefits you can expect when using it.

So how effective is the Graston Technique? 

Well, a study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that after just 6 weeks the Graston Technique significantly increase range of motion and reduced pain. (Source:

If you have ever been injured, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with the pain and the restricted movement. The Graston Technique can help you get relief and heal faster. In particular, some of the benefits that you can get from using the Graston Technique include:

– Relief from pain and discomfort

– Increased range of motion

– Reduced inflammation

– Faster healing time

If you are dealing with any of these conditions, the Graston Technique may be a good option for you. Talk to your chiropractor or physical therapist about whether this treatment would be right for you.

What is Graston tool courtesy of Peak Health & Performance (Read the caption)

What conditions does it treat?

The Graston Technique is a safe and effective way to treat many different conditions.

It is commonly used to treat:

  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Lower back pain
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendinosis
  • Neck Sprain/strain


Are there any risks associated with using the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is a safe treatment method, but as with any medical procedure, there are some side effects involved. These side effects include:

– bruising

– skin irritation

– soreness

– temporary discomfort during the treatment.

How long does the Graston technique take to work?

The Graston technique usually takes about four to six weeks for patients to start seeing results. However, some patients see results in a little as one to two sessions.

Is The Graston Technique Painful?

The Graston technique is not typically painful, but some patients may experience discomfort during the treatment. Also after you may experience:

– skin irritation

– soreness

– discomfort during the treatment

How often should you complete Graston therapy?

Your Chiropractor or physical therapist will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. The number of Graston treatments that you receive will depend on the severity of your condition and your response to treatment. 

Graston Technique benefits courtesy of Full Function Rehab & Wellness (Read the caption)

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This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a physiotherapist or chiropractor on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this session is to find out whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it can increase blood flow to the treated area. This increased blood flow can speed up recovery.

The Graston technique when combined with Chiropractic care can also be an effective way to restore movement and reduce pain.

In fact, many notice improvement after the very first session.

If you are dealing with pain, inflammation, or a limited range of motion, the Graston technique may be a good option for you. To find a provider near you simply use the search box on this page to find a top Chiropractor near you. You may find relief from your symptoms after just a few Graston treatments!

Yes, the graston technique can be used to treat neck pain and other conditions. However, it is important to have a trained professional perform the treatment. Do not try this at home.

If you are dealing with pain or limited range of motion, graston therapy may be a good option for you.

There are a few different ways to use Graston for plantar fasciitis. One way is to use a Graston tool on the bottom of the foot. Another way is to use Graston technique on the Achilles tendon and calf muscles.

If you are dealing with plantar fasciitis, Graston therapy may be a good option for you.

About Taylor Sipos

Taylor is a physiotherapist at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic located in Toronto, Ontario. He treats patients with various musculoskeletal conditions using patient education, exercise therapy, manual therapy and acupuncture. His treatment philosophy involves giving his patient’s the means to self-manage their injuries. He does this through reassurance, education and health promotion. Taylor uses the same principles as a patient educator at Pain Hero. He aims to provide you with high-quality, easy to understand information to teach you about your condition and how to improve it.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information presented in this blog post is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, treatment or a diagnosis, consult with a medical professional such as one suggested on this website. The Clinic Accelerator Inc. and the author of this page are not liable for the associated risks of using or acting upon the information contained in this article.

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