GT in the News
As the recognized leader in the industry, Graston Technique® is frequently found in the news. Read the articles below to see the latest coverage.
Positive Sign for Recovery
San Francisco 49ers Ian Williams posts video of his post-surgical rehabilitation
SB Nation | March 2015
As you can see from the video, Williams is having therapy on his left ankle and lower leg. Some were curious what type of therapy was being done. It looked to me to be the Graston technique, when specific tools are used to detect and relieve adhesions from muscle and tendons. Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that adhere or bind two organs or tissues together.
Note from GT: For all football fans, we'd like to clarify that GT does not need to be considered "painful" to be effective. We encourage all patients to inform their clinician when they experience discomfort during treatment. For most patients, treatment time is usually no more than 10 minutes per region. We're proud the 49ers use Graston Technique® and we hope they have a winning season!
Back on Track
GT Used in Rehabilitation of University of Oregon Track Athletes
by Elisha Cusumano, ATC
Training & Conditioning | January 2015
Our treatment plan consisted of heating the lower leg and foot and soft tissue massage (using the Graston Technique) of the anterior tibialis, gastrocnemius, peroneals, and plantar fascia. We also worked on joint mobilization in the ankle and around the fibular head.
GT Helps Student Athlete with Multiple Injuries
by Maria Hutsick
Training & Conditioning | January 2015
I have always been a strong believer in soft tissue treatment, joint mobilization, and hands-on treatments. Graston is based on the theory that soft tissue treatment with the stainless steel instruments will cause a cascade effect of fibroblasts that flood the injury site and promote healing.
The Green Bay Packers' New Workout Plan
A Different Approach to the NFL Workweek Is Paying Off; 'Feel-Good Fridays'
by Kevin Clark
The Wall Street Journal | November 2014
On Fridays, there would be no practice. Instead, Packers players are given deep-tissue massages or a scar-tissue treatment known as the Graston Technique®, which involves steel rubbing tools to stomp out muscle injuries.
Graston Technique® Acquired
by Caitlin Lukacs
ACA News | November 2013
Graston Technique (GT), recognized world-wide in instrument-assisted soft tissue dysfunction treatment and rehabilitation, was acquired in May 2013 by a newly formed Indianapolis-based entity.
How Graston Technique® Can Treat Running Injuries
by Ty Crabtree, D.C.
Minneapolis Running | September 2013
Graston Technique® is being utilized by athletes all over the world from professionals to collegiate athletes to the weekend warriors. It can treat everything from chronic pain to an acute injury.
Runner Kathleen Jobes Rebounds From Torn Hamstring, Looking Toward Olympic Trials
by Kelly Huth
The Express-Times | April 2013
Eisenberg says she's been treating Jobes since 2012, focusing on the Graston technique, stretching and strengthening exercises with an emphasis on eccentric exercises (an active contraction of muscle while it's being lengthened).
Sports-Therapy Tools for Faster Recovery
New Instruments Can Offer Hope and Healing to Sore and Injured Runners.
by Michelle Hamilton
Runner's World | April 2013
While alternative rehab methods, such as Active Release Techniques (ART) and Graston Technique, have been around for years, they are becoming increasingly available to everyday athletes. Like massage, they are forms of soft-tissue mobilization, a therapy that breaks up scar tissue and adhesions between connective tissue.
Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero
by Selene Yeager
DETAILS | August 2012
"My trainer, Keenan [Robinson], uses Graston tools, these little metal crowbars. He carves them into my shoulder blades, my back, my knee, my hamstrings - wherever I'm really tight - to loosen things up."