Graston Technique

Muscle pain: neck pain & back pain.

The Graston Technique® (GT) is a form of manual therapy that uses handheld tools to treat injuries that are mainly in the soft tissue, primarily in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. GT is appropriately labeled as a soft-tissue instrument assisted mobilization (IASTM) and requires a special certification and is only used in offices that have been trained and tested through the Graston Technique® program.

Our office has been providing GT therapy since 2007. The instruments are patented because of the unique dynamics each tool has with size, weight, and angles. It is because of these unique factors combined with over a decade of experience that has made it such a widely successful therapy for our patients. Dr. Jara has developed a particular technique style and treatment protocol to maximize immediate relief for patients that are properly paired for GT therapy.

The instruments are used to scan over and detect injured areas that are under the surface whether it is obvious or hiding within your soft tissue. The tools allow the therapist to locate and provide needed treatment directly to them. As the tool sweeps over the skin both therapist and patient will feel what is typically described as a gritty sensation or like speed bumps in your tissue. Through cross-friction (going against the grain) movements, the stubborn scar tissue and injured areas will be treated. The goal of therapy is to reduce the patient’s pain, inflammation, and scar tissue, and also to increase function by re-establishing a healthy range of motion.

Graston Technique could be the therapy you have been looking for to finally get relief!

Commonly treated conditions in our office:

  • Muscle & ligament injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis (painful feet)
  • Spine: whiplash, new/old injuries, post surgical care new/old.
  • Shoulder injuries: rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, sprain/strains.
  • TMJ pain: jaw pain and dysfunction. Lockjaw and clicking with chewing.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist & Elbow: Golfers/Tennis elbow, Epicondylosis/itis,
  • Knee & Hip: injuries, post surgical care.
  • Shin Splints
  • Runners Knee
  • Patella Femoral Sydrome: Knee cap injuries or range of motion dysfunction. Runners Knee.
  • Stubborn scar tissue in muscles, previous injuries, post surgical.
  • Breast surgery scare tissue: Breast implant, mastectomy (post care or old surgery)