Graston® Technique (extremities only)
Graston® Technique is a non-invasive technique where Dr. Case uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis/scar tissue. This process will help reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and help to reduce or eliminate the associated pain.
Same fee if combined with any other treatment. Typically 3-4 treatments required. *Exercises included*
Graston® Technique – Conditions treated include:
- Achilles Tendinosis/itis/opathy
- Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
- Tennis, Golfer’s Elbow (Lateral/Medial Epicondylosis/itis)
- Runner’s or Jumper’s Knee
- Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis and Shoulder Pain
- Shin Splints
- Trigger Finger
Graston Scientific research – CLINICAL TRIALS
Heinecke ML, Thuesen ST, Stow RC (2014). Graston Technique on shoulder motion in overhead athletes (.pdf). Journal of undergraduate kinesiology research, 10(1), 27-39.
Laudner K, Compton BD, McLoda TA, Walters CM (2014). Acute effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization for improving posterior shoulder range of motion in collegiate baseball players. International journal of sports physical therapy, 9(1), 1-7.
Garrett TR, Neibert PJ (2014). Effect of Graston Technique as a treatment for patients with chronic plantar fasciosis: a randomized controlled trial (.pdf). Journal of athletic training, 49(3), S57-58 <ABSTRACT>.
Toepper BW, Docherty CL, Donahue M, Kingma J, Schrader J (2013). The effects of the Graston Technique on knee extension angle (.pdf). Journal of athletic training, 48(3), S128 <ABSTRACT>.
Schaefer JL, Sandrey MA (2012). Effects of a 4-week dynamic-balance-training program supplemented with Graston instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization for chronic ankle instability (.pdf). Journal of sport rehabilitation, 21(4), 313-326.
Heyer K, Docherty C, Donahue M, Schrader JW (2012). Effect of implement assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques on iliotibial band tightness (.pdf). Journal of athletic training, 47(3), S128 <ABSTRACT>.
Vardiman JP, Horinek RJ, McCartney MK, Graham ZA, Moodie NJ, Gallagher PM (2012). The ability of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to attenuate inflammation and symptoms of muscle damage after an eccentric exercise protocol (.pdf). Journal of athletic training, 47(3), S142 <ABSTRACT>.