Graston Technique


Graston Technique

Graston Technique is a therapeutic method for diagnosing and treating disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue. The method employs a collection of six stainless steel tools of particular shape and size, which are used by practitioners to palpate patients' bodies in order to detect and resolve adhesions in the muscles and tendons. [citation | url = http://www.grastontechnique.com/Graston_Technique.html | title = About the Graston Technique® | accessdate = 2008-10-11]

The Graston Technique is proprietary—the name of the treatment is trademarked and the instruments are subject to patents held by a licensing corporation, TherapyCare Resources Inc. Practitioners must be licensed by the parent corporation in order to use the Graston Technique trademark or the patented instruments. [citation | url = http://www.grastontechnique.com/Company_History.html | title = History of the Graston Technique ® | accessdate = 2008-10-11] [citation | inventor-last = Graston | country-code = US | patent-number = 5231977 | title = Tools and method for performing soft tissue massage | issue-date = 3 August 1993] [citation | inventor-last = Graston | country-code = US | patent-number = 5366437 | title = Tools for performing soft tissue massage | issue-date = 22 November 1994] [Citation | inventor-last = Graston | country-code = US | patent-number = 5441478 | title = Tools and method for performing soft tissue massage | issue-date = 15 August 1995] [Citation | inventor-last = Graston | country-code = US | patent-number = 5707346 | title = System and method for performing soft tissue massage therapy | issue-date = 13 January 1998] [citation | inventor-last = Graston | country-code = US | patent-number = 6126620 | title = Systems and method for performing soft tissue massage therapy | issue-date = 3 October 2000]

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