Graston Technique is an innovative soft tissue technique that allows the practitioner to identify and treat ‘scar tissue’ or adhesions in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia with the aid of patented stainless steel instruments. The primary goal of Graston Technique is to break down scar tissue in order to reduce pain and restore proper function. The Graston instruments act as soft tissue stethoscopes allowing your Doctor to better scan your injury site and detect the precise location of the injured tissue. Once these areas are identified, your Doctor will use the proper instrument to address and degrade the scar tissue by applying technical instrument motions to the area. The result of a Graston session is temporary low grade inflammation that increases blood flow to the injury site which results in initiation of the proper healing process. Furthermore, once the proper healing process is started Graston Technique will also help strengthen the injured tissue and help it return to its original state decreasing the risk of re-injury. Graston technique is also used in conjunction with other soft tissue therapies such as Active Release Therapy.