Graston Technique®, also known as instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization technique (IASTM), is a therapeutic method for diagnosing and treating disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue. The method employs a collection of six stainless steel instruments of particular shape and size, which are used by practitioners to palpate patients' bodies in order to detect and resolve adhesions in the muscles and tendons and treating scar tissue that formed after injury or insult.
Graston Technique® is more specifically used to treat soft tissue disorders such as:
• Muscle Strains
• Ligament Sprains
• Joint Effusions
• Post-surgical scar tissue formation
• Trigger Points
• Myofascial Release