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Graston Technique

The Graston Technique® (GT) is a clinically researched, innovative treatment, that is changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated at Florida Hospital DeLand, the first hospital in the area to introduce GT.

The Graston Technique uses a form of soft-tissue mobilization to detect and break up fascia and scar tissue that interferes with the normal function of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Using six stainless steel tools of various sizes and contours, therapists can more closely access different parts of the body.  The design allows for ease of treatment, maximizes tissue penetration and minimizes stress to the therapist’s hands.

During GT sessions, the clinician realigns tissue by running the instruments along the injured area, as if trying to iron out the tangled tissue.  Incorporating warming up, stretching, strengthening, and icing into the sessions, therapists can rebuild the soft tissue into healthy tissue again.

Conditions commonly treated by GT include: plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, back pain, tendinitis, postsurgical scarring, sprains, strains, and muscular or skeletal problems.  GT is also good for those who have hit a plateau in their injury recovery or for athletes who need to return to competition quickly.  Therapists will determine if a person is a candidate for this technique during the initial examination.

Fax a referral: (386) 734-4778.