GRASTON® Technique Rehabilitation


The Graston Technique is effective for treating most soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and post-surgical. Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is one of the first and few certified facilities providing the technique in the state of South Carolina.

The Graston Technique offers many advantages to our patients:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

The Graston Technique and instruments allow the Physical Therapist to very precisely isolate adhesions and restrictions within muscle, tendons and fascia. Because the metal surface of the instruments does not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. The Graston Technique enhances the Physical Therapist’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions and has been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)
  • Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigger Finger