Graston Technique: what is it and how does it work?

November 16, 2017

An article posted by Spine Health in 2013 outlines the uses and benefits for Graston technique, a manual therapy used on soft tissue to assist a chiropractic practitioner to “identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue”.  Healthcare practitioners use the Graston Technique to ultimately reduce a patient’s pain through

  • Breaking down scar tissue
  • Stretching connective tissue
  • Promoting the healing of injured soft tissue

The article also states that there is a correlation between Graston Technique and neurological benefits, showing that instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) therapy activates certain nerve fibers. To read the article, visit

Encompass offers Graston Technique therapy for its clients, visit for more information and to book an appointment.