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.
To qualify for the course, RMTs must meet the following requirements:
- Graduate of a Canadian Massage Therapy School with a minimum
of 2,200-hour education program
- In practice a minimum for 3 years
- Member in good standing with their provincial governing body
- Carry a minimum of $2 million liability insurance
*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.