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Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is a soft tissue diagnostic and therapeutic method used for outpatient therapy. It is a excellent method for treating and resolving soft tissue injuries, including repetitive stress diagnosis.

  • The instruments are made of stainless steel, specifically used as an alternative to manual transverse friction massage.
  • Over time we have a build up off fibrous scar tissue, particularly in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain that will cause dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue. (In some cases it can even mat down and entrap a nerve.)
  • Scar tissue (and/or adhesions) prevent fluid movement of muscles, ligaments and surrounding areas. Thus when someone says they feel tight or have pain with movement, they are experiencing the binding effect of scar tissue.

Common Diagnoses for Graston TechniqueGrastonTechnique

  • Carpal Tunnel (wrist pain)
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)
  • Trigger Points

What to Expect

  • Patients usually receive 2 treatments per week for 4-5weeks
  • Positive response in most cases after 2-3 treatments and decreases overall time of treatment and recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

Our Locations

In Motion at Amelia
Amelia Medical Building
885 Kempsville Rd Suite #300
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 955-2800
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In Motion at DePaul
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center
7300 Newport Ave., Ste. 300
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 217-0333
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In Motion at Portsmouth YMCA
4900 High Street West
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-4518
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In Motion at Hilltop
1817 Laskin Rd., Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 437-0471
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In Motion at Harbour View
Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
5838 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: (757) 673-5971
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