Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. We are fortunate at ProClinix to have Dr. James Cassell, PT, DPT and Justen Lopez, ATC as certified providers and Dr. Maria Cuomo, PT, DPT as a provider in Graston Technique® offering patients a unique and integrated approach to musculoskeletal and sports injury care. Dr. Cassell and Justen Lopez practice in our Armonk location, while Dr. Cuomo practices in our Ardsley location.
The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is a unique evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used by more than 22,650 clinicians worldwide – including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
The curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique® Instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, minimal stress to the clinician’s hands and maximum tissue penetration.
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