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Graston Technique

Soft Tissue Issues

Have you ever had a pain that just wouldn’t go away? Or felt like your skin or a scar was just too tight for your body?

At Northern Physical Therapy, in addition to treating muscle and tendon issues, we also treat the tissue around the muscles (called “fascia”) with a therapy known as the Graston Technique.  This non-invasive, hands-on procedure uses stainless steel instruments to locate and treat restricted areas of scar tissue in the body.


What it does

  • Decreases the overall time of treatment.
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent


Who can use the Graston Technique?

When you have an injury or surgery, your body heals the affected area by laying down scar tissue, which is like internal glue. Your body doesn’t always put the “glue” in the right spots, and sometimes it puts down too much of it. If these areas of excess scar tissue (called “adhesions”) aren’t addressed, they can lead to chronic pain or even cause you to develop other injuries over time.


More than can benefit by Graston Technique

The Graston Technique can be used on any part of the body, as well as for many injuries such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Total knee replacements
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

The Graston Technique incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.