Graston Technique

The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

It is an innovative technique to mobilize the soft tissues by using metal tools in a specific way, which enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue (in muscle) and fascial (covering of muscle) restrictions. The Graston Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

The Technique:

  • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
  • Increases skin temperature
  • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
  • Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
  • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
  • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
  • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

Patti performing Granston Technique at Mishock physical therapy & associates

Mishock Physical Therapy Provides Graston Technique at the Following Locations:

Mishock Physical Therapy
Barto

ph: (610) 845-5000
fx: (610) 845-5011
1311 Route 100
Lower Level
Barto, PA 19504

Mishock Physical Therapy
Gilbertsville

ph: (610) 327-2600
fx: (610) 327-9050
1806 Swamp Pike
Suite 100
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Mishock Physical Therapy
Limerick

ph: (484) 948-2800
fx: (610) 792-3044
Freedom Valley YMCA at Spring Valley
19 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd.
Limerick, PA 19468

Mishock Physical Therapy
Phoenixville

ph: (610) 933-3371
fx: (610) 933-3376
131 Nutt Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Mishock Physical Therapy
Pottstown

ph: (484) 948-2810
fx: (484) 949-9003
1650 West High Street
Stowe Crossing
Stowe‎ PA‎ 19464-3759

Mishock Physical Therapy
Skippack

ph: (610) 584-1400
fx: (610) 584-5224
3887 Skippack Pike
Lower Level
Skippack, PA 19474

New patient scheduling: 610-327-2600