Graston Technique

Active Release/Graston TechniqueGraston Technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization method that enables physicians and sports medicine practitioners to break down scar tissue and reduce fascial restrictions.

Fascia is a layer of connective tissue that covers everything in the body. It lies between the skin and muscle and penetrates deep into the muscle tissue while surrounding nerves, vessels, and organs.

Fascial restrictions come from sitting in prolonged postures, overuse (repetitive activities), or from a history of previous injury which would include surgery. Many times scars from surgeries, including c-sections, can result in pain in all areas of the body including the low back. Graston Technique utilizes six stainless steel instruments that will be moved over your skin in order to break up the fibrosis and elongate the fascia tissue, improve function, and range of motion.

Does Graston Technique Work?

Dr. Brock uses Graston Technique because he understands the importance of soft tissue work/myofascial release. Oftentimes, if the muscle and fascia are released, the joints in body move better and require less force to perform a manipulation.

Conditions treated by Graston Technique:

  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
  • Whiplash
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Lumbar Sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Medical Epicondylosis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Muscle Strains
  • Groin Sprain
  • Biceps Tendinitis/ Tendinosis
  • Anterior Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • IT Band Tendinosis/I.T./I.S.
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
  • TMJ Pain
  • Hamstring Strain

Who uses Graston Technique

Professional Sports Organizations Using Graston Technique®
Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Charlotte Bobcats
Cleveland Cavaliers
Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards
Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins
Colorado Avalanche
Nashville Predators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Norfolk Admirals
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Norfolk Tides (AAA Minor League)
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals
Professional Golf
PGA Tour Champions Tour
Arsenal Football Club (EPL)
Everton Football Club (EPL)
Fulham Football Club (EPL)
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (EPL)
New England Revolution
US Soccer
Amateur Sports Organizations Using Graston Technique®
American University
Anderson University
Assumption College
Auburn University
Bethel University
Binghamton University
Bradley University
Bridgewater State University
Brigham Young University — Hawaii
Brigham Young University — Provo
Carrol University
California State University — Fresno
Cayuga Community College
The Citadel
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado Mesa University
Colgate University-Athletics
Concordia University — Wisconsin
Connecticut College
Crossroads School
Culver-Stockton College
Dartmouth College
Davis Senior High School (CA)
Dawson High School (TX)
Defiance College
Delaware State University
DePaul University
Dodge City Community College
Duke University
Eastern Michigan University
Elizabeth High School (NJ)
Felix Varela Senior High School (FL)
Ferris State University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Florida Southern College
Fort Lewis College
George Mason University
Georgia Southern University
Glendale Community College
Goucher College
Graceland University
Greenhill School (TX)
Hanover College
Harvard University
Harvard Westlake School (CA)
Haskell Indian Nations University
High Point University
Hope College
Idaho State University
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Iona College
Iowa State University
Isidore Newman School (LA)
Jacksonville University
James Madison University
Juanita High School (WA)
Kansas City Community College (KS)
Kennesaw State University
Lehigh University
Lewis-Clark State College
Linfield College
Louisiana College
Loyola Marymount University
Marquette University
McMurry University
Medfield High School (MA)
Miami University (OH)
Michigan State University
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Minnesota State University — Mankato
Minnesota State University — Moorhead
Mississippi State University
Mount Wachusett Community College
Noble and Greenough School
North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Northwest Missouri State University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma State University
Oral Roberts University
Providence College
Purdue University
Rio Americano High School (CA)
Rowing Canada Aviron
St. Mary’s University
St. Louis University
St. Thomas Aquinas HS — Fort Lauderdale
San Diego Miramar College
San Francisco Unified High School District
San Jose State University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Soka University of America
Southwest Baptist University
Stonehill College
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
Tufts University
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas — Fort Smith
University of California — Berkeley
University of California — Davis
University of California — San Diego
University of Central Arkansas
University of Charleston
University of Colorado
University of Colorado — CO Springs
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Nevada — Reno
University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
University of North Florida
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oregon
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas — Austin
University of Texas — El Paso
University of Texas — San Antonio
University of Tulsa
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin — Madison
University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point
University of Utah
USA Luge
USA Volleyball
Utah Valley University
Valdosta State University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Vista High School (CA)
Wabash College
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Westminster Schools (GA)
Wheaton College
Wichita State University
Winona State University
Xavier UniversityEnglish Institute of Sport, Bisham Abbey

US Olympic Training Centers
Colorado Springs
Lake Placid

Institutions Teaching Graston Technique

  • Indiana University
  • Ohio State University
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Touro University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Montana
  • University of South Dakota
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • College of Saint Scholastica
  • Culver-Stockton College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Gustavus Aldolphus College
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana State University
  • Kent State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Texas State University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Kansas (undergraduate)
  • University of South Carolina
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Wisconsin