- Better outcomes
- Easier on your hands
- Exceed patient expectations
- Expands business opportunities through positive referrals
- Create a market niche
GT is the Leader in IASTM Education
We recognize there are options in the marketplace. However, Graston Technique® is the original pioneer of modern IASTM. For more than 20 years, we've set the gold standard of excellence. Other companies have tried to mimic us, but we're the leaders in education. Our course materials are constantly being revised to reflect the latest research and industry best practices.
Graston Technique® is not a generic term. It's a well-known brand synonymous with faster and better patient outcomes. Graston Technique® redefines patient care and practice success.
The Graston Technique® was developed as a combination of our industry-leading training and our specially designed instruments. The M1 Basic 12-hour course includes an hour of didactic lecture that will challenge your anatomical recall and manual therapy skills. The training then moves into hands-on lab demonstrations with performance, feedback, teaching, supervised open practice and case troubleshooting.
The completion of M1 is required before using or purchasing a GT instrument set. Clinicians who pre-order instruments prior to training will leave the course as GT Providers and will be able to start treating patients the very next day.
M2-Advanced Training/GT Certified
The M2 Advanced 14-hour course takes the GT Provider to the next level of learning, earning them the Graston Technique® Certified status. M1 establishes guidelines for GT and the basic framework for static stroke applications. M2 adds five new treatment strokes and new procedures for assessing musculoskeletal dysfunction while introducing movement and the principles of regional interdependence and 3-D kinetic chain myofascial applications.
As a company focused on education, GT has also partnered with MedBridge to offer additional educational opportunities. Check out our new online courses at GT.MedBridgeEducation.com.
The Strength of GT
More than 24,500 clinicians, 3,042 outpatient facilities, 86 industrial sites and 431 professional and amateur sports organizations worldwide offer Graston Technique®, a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Additionally, GT is part of the curriculum at more than 45 respected colleges and universities.
"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
Bechtel Physical Therapy
Sherman Oaks, California
Training and Education