Education & Training
Education and training are an integral part of the success of the Graston Technique®. Only those clinicians who have successfully completed the Graston Technique® Basic Training course are qualified to use the instruments on patients. Two Training Options: At our scheduled locations or at your facility.
Two Levels of Accreditation:
GT training is multi-disciplinary and is available to the following licensed professionals:
- Physical Therapist/Physiotherapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Certified Athletic Trainer
- Medical Physician
- Selected Canadian Registered Massage Therapists*
PTA and COTA clinicians are eligible for Graston Technique® in outpatient settings only when they are working under the auspices of a GT-trained PT or OT. While a COTA or PTA may deliver treatment, by law, he or she cannot evaluate a patient. Additionally, a PTA/COTA is respectively not eligible to purchase instruments. For a PTA or COTA to enroll in GT training, there must be a PT or OT clinician who is already trained at the facility/location, or who can enroll in the same course.
*GT has identified schools in the following provinces whose education program meets the above standard: Alberta, British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland & Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan.
Graston Technique® is an Approved Provider of BOC
The Board of Certification (BOC) sets the standards for the practice of athletic training. BOC is the only accredited certifying body for athletic trainers in the United States.
The BOC Approved Provider program was established to provide certified athletic trainers with an extensive network of continuing education providers. Graston Technique® is proud be associated with BOC, to meet BOC standards, and more importantly, to meet the standards of participating certfied athletic trainers.