Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
The unique protocol uses specially designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. GT is also frequently used as an effective protocol to maintain range of motion.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 31,500 clinicians worldwide - including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. GT is utilized at some 3,600 outpatient facilities and 81 industrial sites, by more than 500 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at more than 48 respected colleges and universities. For patients, Graston Technique has been proven to:
Graston Technique® is clinically proven to achieve faster and better patient outcomes in treating the following:
Dr. Nicole Thornicroft is one of only two practitioners in the London area trained in Graston Technique®.