Graston Technique

Are you suffering from neck, back, arm, or leg pain? In many cases, this pain may be due to soft tissue restrictions from scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and other tissue adhesions. Motion Physical Therapy in The Woodlands,Texas is now offering a revolutionary solution to your pain, the Graston technique, which is effective in detecting and releasing those soft tissue restrictions. This technique involves the use of stainless steel instruments to assist in releasing restrictions which can reduce your pain and restore function.

The Graston technique, combined with stretching and strengthening, has been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes for the treatment of:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Sprain & Strain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Lumbar Sprain & Strain
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Patellofemoral Disorder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • and many other impairments.

When soft tissue is injured, scar tissue often forms. This tissue is a low-quality Type III collagen with fibers in a haphazard pattern of tissue healing. This scar tissue, although protective, can ultimately lead to discomfort and range of motion limitation. The Graston technique is instrumental in converting low-quality collagen to high-quality type I collagen with enhanced fiber alignment and a more functional tissue. This technique enhances the clinician’s ability to effectively detect and release the scar tissue and fascial restrictions that may be hindering normal function. It also enables the clinician to treat a more targeted area, as well as allow for deeper tissue penetration.

This technique, offered at Motion Physical Therapy in The Woodlands, Texas, is efficient in restoring function to both acute and chronic injuries and is useful to both pre- and postsurgical patients. Most patients claim to have a positive response by the third or fourth treatment.

Other proven benefits of the Graston technique for the patient include:

  • Decrease in overall time of treatment
  • Promotion of faster rehabilitation and recovery
  • Less need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Possible to resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent

If you are suffering from any of the ailments listed, the Graston technique may be the solution to your pain. Contact Motion Physical Therapy in The Woodlands to begin your treatments as soon as possible.

1 “A Synopsis.” Graston Technique. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2014. <>.

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  1. Cassie Anderson says:

    I have chronic neck and shoulder pain. I have had PT, trigger point injections, neurotomy, massage acupuncture with little or no relief. I am wondering how effective myofascial scraping is and how often is needs to be done.

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