Graston Technique

Graston Technique – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy

What is it?

This soft-tissue technique uses patented stainless steel instruments to mobilize and release scar tissue and adhesions that may be restricting normal motion and function.

Soft Tissue Definition:

A membrane of tissue that wraps around muscles, nerves, blood vessels and bones, forming a continuous sheet of tissue from head to toe. After injury or repetitive use, it can become stuck to itself and other surrounding structures, which can cause pain and dysfunction.

What conditions can it be used for?

Dr. Herrst and Dr. Jewell have successfully used Graston Technique, along with chiropractic manipulative therapy, Kinesiotaping and other therapies, to assist in the treatment of:

  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Rotator Cuff tears / sprains / strains
  • Hamstring sprains / strains
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Limited shoulder and chest wall mobility following mastectomy and breast cancer treatment.
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • and many other conditions

Is it painful?

Most patients report that the initial treatment is slightly uncomfortable and that subsequent treatments are comfortable and non-painful. Each patient’s experience is different. Dr. Herrst and Dr. Jewell will fully discuss the treatment and expected outcomes with each patient on a case-by-case basis.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday


ADDRESS: 510 SW Third Ave, Ste 210 • Portland, OR
PHONE: 503-224-5010

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