GRASTON® Technique

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

The Graston Technique is Offered at:

Downtown Columbia

1812 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 256-0303
Fax: (803) 256-0440

Forest Acres

1718 St. Julian Place
Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: (803) 771-0370
Fax: (803) 771-0371


10071 Broad River Rd, Suite B
Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 445-1069
Fax: (803) 445-1097


229 Saluda Springs Rd
Lexington, SC 29072

Phone: (803) 359-0505
Fax: (803) 359-2206

Mt. Pleasant-North

3040 Hwy 17N, Suite A
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

Phone: (843) 388-7667
Fax: (843) 388-7877

Northeast Columbia

141 Atrium Way
Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: (803) 788-8484
Fax: (803) 788-8499

Rock Hill

2460 India Hook Rd, Suite 107
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: (803) 658-4073
Fax: (803) 329-1696