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Graston Technique

Graston

Graston Technique is one of several Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Techniques. Graston is becoming increasingly popular among athletes and patients, as it provides accelerated healing for many soft tissue injuries.

graston_TxMany professional and Olympic level teams, as well as major corporations, have started to utilize the Graston Technique (see a complete list here). It involves using stainless steel instruments in specific areas to increase energy, blood flow, and to break up fibrous adhesions that may have built up due to injury, scars, or improper biomechanics.

Some patients see an immediate improvement in range of motion, flexibility, or pain.Performing the Graston Technique requires special training, which Dr. Noah received in 2007. To learn more about the Graston Technique, please visit their website.

Gua Sha is another form of IASTM that has been used by people of this world for centuries. Rather than the stainless steel instruments used by Graston practitioners, Gua Sha often utilizes stone, bone, or a plastic material. The principles are similar between the two techniques, but Gua Sha practitioners typically approach treatments from more of an energy balancing perspective consistent with Eastern medicine. Noah does have Gua Sha instruments in his Boise chiropractic clinic.