Physical & Occupational Therapist Testimonials

Physical and occupational therapists have used Graston Technique® to treat soft-tissue injuries for many years. Read more about their outcomes below.




"In my nearly thirty years of physical therapy practice, I have frequently been presented with devices that claimed to enhance my hands in applying manual techniques. As I developed my own palpation skills I thought that nothing could feel more than my hands. This is something I had often heard from other physical therapists as well.

When I attended Graston Technique® M1-Basic training, I quickly found out that the description of the instruments and technique was accurate. The resonance of the instruments was most striking to me. I was able to locate soft tissue restrictions quickly and with precision. As good as I thought my palpation skills were, the Graston Technique® enhanced them and now I am able to help patients achieve goals in less time with less energy. The design of the instruments helps me to isolate the treatment of soft tissue lesions and progress to appropriate exercise programs. I benefited from interaction with other clinicians in discussing disease processes, dysfunction and rehabilitation protocols by completing M2-Advanced training.

I feel that I have optimized my use of the Graston Technique®. And I am proud to say that twelve of my co-workers are now GT Certified. It is a very effective tool in my treatment of failed back syndrome, total joint replacement and foot problems. The Graston Technique® is a well-designed concept that is easily applied to evolving connective tissue research and leads to very good outcomes."

Gregory Kelly, PT
Oleander Rehabilitation Center-New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, North Carolina




"Graston Technique® allows me to place my athletes in their sport-specific positions in order to precisely isolate and release soft tissue restrictions that are interfering with their optimal movement patterns. It has been a key factor in returning both my professional and recreational athletes to the top of their game, be it track & field, golf, triathlons, or ultra running."

Robyn Pester, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Robyn Pester Physical Therapy, Inc.
Eugene, Oregon




"I am a very experienced Physical Therapist. Graston Technique® is simply a 'slam dunk' intervention. Restoring range of motion post-op; ridding athletes of chronic, nagging injuries; mobilizing scars; treating acute athletic injuries before they become chronic; and curing patients of chronic neural tingling is easy and fast.

The Graston Technique® instruments allow me to easily detect and treat soft tissue lesions that even well-trained hands cannot. I love this technique--and will use it for the rest of my career. (I have already started getting all of my therapists trained in the Graston Technique®, because I consider it a skill every excellent Orthopedic Physical Therapist must have.)"


Terri Bechtel-Greenberg, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Clinical Director
Bechtel Physical Therapy
Sherman Oaks, California




"Great course and instruction. This course has put me on track to make a huge difference for my patients."

Dwight Brown, DPT
Clinic Director
Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness
Burtonsville, Maryland




"Taking GT was a great experience and I believe this technique will save thousands of therapists' hands and increase the longevity of their careers."

Lucas Donelan, PTA
Vancouver Spine & Orthopedic Rehab Center
Vancouver, Washington




"Thank you for the new techniques and expanded clinical reasoning that I gained in the M2 course. I have implemented the new techniques with nearly every patient I have seen this week and the results have been quite impressive. GT has definitely been a game changer for me."

Lee Spillman, PT, DPT
Lee Memorial Health System-Gulf Coast Medical Center
Fort Myers, Florida




"The Graston Technique® has been wonderful, especially with our patients with long-standing overuse issues such as lateral epicondylitis and plantar fasciitis. Love GT!"

Stephanie Ale, DPT
Woodstown Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab
Woodstown, New Jersey




"This course helped me work on my palpatory skills and will afford me the chance of being a better, more complete, PT."

Jason P. Ortolano, DPT
All Sports Physical Therapy
New York, New York




"Thank you for this amazing course. GT will totally change the way I treat the myofascial system."

Argentria M. Twyman, PT, DPT
Restoration Physical Therapy
Austell, Georgia




"Instructors are very knowledgeable and great clinicians. Great hands on and instructor feedback. Overall, an excellent course and great instructors, added greatly to my manual practice."

Charles R. Miller Jr., PT
Trenton, New Jersey




"I can't thank you enough for the excellent course last weekend. I have been using my GT instruments all week and have received very positive feedback from my patients already. I treated a woman today who had a TKR weeks ago and had plateaued to a large extent over the past week or two-the popliteus treatment worked beautifully and addressing fibrotic changes in her distal quad produced measurable change in her ROM! And my thumbs are so happy not to be aching.

I also want to let you know that the DVD is a wonderful resource. I have reviewed techniques every night and having the DVD to watch is so helpful!"

Susan Hughes, PT
Granite State Physical Therapy
Bow, New Hampshire




"My wife has had foot pain for the last five years, which appeared to me to be Morton's Neuroma. She has seen two ortho surgeons, a neurologist and a pain management doctor. She has had MRIs of her foot and back, plus injections, acupuncture and orthotics. I worked on her foot and leg using GT, and she reported that this is the best her foot has felt in five years. What a difference GT has made! She has been able to return to hiking and is delighted. About once a month, I work on her foot to maintain her pain-free or reduced-pain status."

Terry Bemis, PT
CarePartners
Black Mountain, North Carolina




"Completing M2 is like inserting the keystone of an arch. It all makes sense after reviewing the fundamentals taught in M1, and then learning both new strokes as well as how to integrate everything in M2. This is a 'must take' course to fully understand how to administer the Graston Technique® thus enhancing the delivery of patient care."

Mark Bertch, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
CHI Health
Omaha, Nebraska




"Since taking the M1 training, I've had a chance to use my Graston Technique® instruments on some 'stubborn' shoulders and have had crazy, GREAT results!!! One shoulder has had restrictions x 10 years, lots of PT and no change. I took care of scar tissue and used GT.....within weeks he was able to perform ROM function that he hasn't been able to do for 10 years!!!

I have used other soft tissue instruments and not gotten these results. I like the weight of the GT instruments and the metal edges. Thanks so much for another 'tool in the tool box' for treatments!"

Karen Breinig-Leonhart, MSPT
Urbandale, Iowa




"The M1 course was great. I thought it was very informative, interesting and well organized. I am going to use GT every day in practice."

Angela Marinez, DPT
Brockton Physical Therapy
Sunrise, Florida




"I can't wait to use these new skills in the clinic. I have a running list in my mind of patients who will benefit from this new information."

Jim Fernandes, PT, ATC
US Army Special Operations Command
Durham, North Carolina




"The Graston Technique® instruments will improve the quality of my manual skill for all my patients. Great course!"

Lisa Ahlers, PTA
St. Louis, Missouri




"Great course! Hands-on training made this easy and practical to apply immediately in the clinic!"

Troy Shelton, OTR/L, CHT
California Pacific Medical Center
San Mateo, California




"I came into the training thinking I would only find the UE valuable to me. After the first day of doing LE, it was obvious that every part of the course is valuable. It reinforces the techniques and concepts that are universal."

Lisa Wick, OT
St. Vincent Hospital
Worcester, Massachusetts




"After an excellent training, I started treating patients on Monday morning with the instruments. The Graston Technique® has been a welcomed asset to our interdisciplinary clinic. Our team of Pain Interventionists are very excited about the results we are achieving. Some of our patients have had their medication reduced, which is a wonderful thing. The Graston Technique® is a very holistic approach to treating myofascial pain and incorporates well in our interdisciplinary practice."

Donald Counihan Jr., DC
Boston Pain Care
Waltham, Massachusetts




"I have been using the Graston Technique® for 5 years. I believe my practice would not be the same and I would not receive the high patient satisfaction results in such a short amount of time without Graston Technique. My patients all have fond nicknames for my 'tools'. Where other therapy and health care professionals have failed my patients with chronic pain, Graston Technique® can give them the results they never believed they could get! The speed in which adhesive capsulitis and tendinopathies heal from the adhesion reducing, collagen increasing properties of Graston Technique® is amazing!"

Natalie Heberlie, MPT
Clinic Manager
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy
Smithton, Illinois




"Indeed I am using the Graston Technique® almost daily with good results. One of my patients who was specifically referred for Graston after having failed other therapy just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa! After success stories such as this one, many other therapists in my department received training in the Graston Technique®. I have completed M2 training/certification and found the class to be very helpful in furthering my understanding of the many ways GT can be applied."

Dana Stout, PT, ATC, CEAS II
Pelham Medical Center-Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Spartanburn, South Carolina




"This technique will be quite beneficial as an adjunct to the soft tissue work and MFR techniques that I currently use."

Wanda L. Wilnes, PT
Snyder Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation
Lincoln, Nebraska




"Clinical application in the M2 course is excellent. Fantastic treatment with fantastic results."

Vincent J. Puccio, DPT
Procare Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation
Staten Island, New York




"We use Graston Technique® on 85% of our patients and I couldn't think of a better set of instruments to utilize in our clinic. The M2 training course adds a whole new perspective to GT and anyone who has taken the M1 should definitely take the time for this course. M2 has improved techniques to utilize in the clinic for increased functional gains."

Kayla Markeson, PTA
Lifestyle Physical Therapy
Lake Wylie, South Carolina




"M2 training has given me the ability to incorporate load to the techniques. I can't wait to get creative in the clinical setting."

Kathleen M Anderson, PT
Pro Sports Therapy-Westford
Westford, Massachusetts




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