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—Natalie Heberlie, MPT
"I wonder why this technique is not sought after by ALL physical therapists. It saves the therapist's body, allows effective STM and brings functional outcomes."
—Thomas Neidenbach, PT
Glen Ellyn, IL
"Clinical application in Module 2 is excellent."
—Vincent Puccio, DPT
Staten Island, NY
"I am a very experienced physical therapist. Graston Technique® is simply a 'slam dunk' intervention. Restoring range of motion post-op, ridding athletes of chronic and nagging injuries, mobilizing scars, treating acute athletic injuries before they become chronic, and 'curing' patients of chronic neural tingling is easy and fast!"
—Terri Bechtel-Greenberg, PT, DPT, OCS
Sherman Oaks, CA
"Excellent course. Immediately applicable. I love GT and have been having incredible success with stubborn injuries. I am so glad I took the class. It has complemented and deepened the level of work that I do."
—Jennifer Gallagher, MSPT
South Easton, MA
"I was a bit skeptical of the impact it would make and am very pleased to say that there really are patients coming in just for the Graston Technique® treatment. I haven't received referrals specifically for it yet, but I am confident that they will come once patients give their reports back to the doctors. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn this technique."
—Laurie Johnson, PT
Virginia Beach, VA
"Great course! Hands-on training made this easy and practical to apply immediately in the clinic!"
—Troy Shelton, OTR/L, CHT
San Francisco, CA
"Graston Technique® is FABULOUS!! It's amazing what you can feel through the tools and the depth in tissue you can reach with them. Since using the Graston Technique® instruments, my hands are no longer sore from STM and my patients have reported feeling significant relief from their symptoms! It's a win-win!"
—Kari Redfield, OTR/L
"I've had excellent results with GT already and cannot wait to add the dynamic component to rehab sessions. It's been the most effective and efficient treatment I've learned so far from continuing education courses!"
—Kristi Hoffbauer, PT
"Great. This will really help in the clinical setting. All physios should get training!"
—Christopher Keevil, MCSP (UK) RPT (US)
Epsom, Surrey, England
"Graston Technique® has enabled me to dramatically improve my level of feel and touch. The versatility of the instruments is superb!"
—Liam Holmes, Sports Physiotherapist
Fulham Football Club (UK)
"I feel ready to go into my clinic on Monday and start to apply it."
—Lisa Ragusa, PT
"Graston Technique® has revolutionized my use of manual therapy. It has rescued my hands from premature arthritis and has allowed me to treat with better depth and specificity. My clientele, which includes professional and elite amateur athletes, has benefited significantly from my application of GT. As a physiotherapist for more than 20 years and an osteopath for 10 years, I appreciate what GT has added to our three clinics."
—Sophie Dhenin, PT
Virginia Water, Surrey, England
"Using the Graston Technique®, I have been able to help patients achieve higher levels of function and pain relief — even those who have not succeeded with prior intervention."
—M. Terry Carey, MS, PT, MTC
Indiana University School of Health
and Rehabilitation Sciences
"I have been a therapist for 26 years, and this is the best tool I've ever found for breaking down scar tissue and improving resolution."
—Thomas H. Johnson, MS, PT
Director, Kosciusko Community Hospital's
Regional Rehabilitation Center
"Graston Technique® is extremely effective on lateral and medial epicondylitis and other soft tissue dysfunctions. It's also very effective on loosening old scar restrictions. GT is a great tool for any OT's tool box."
—Kathy Gentry, OTR
"I have found Graston Technique® to be a very aggressive treatment in both chronic and acute cases. My patients feel some initial relief right away and look forward to their next session. I treat a lot of hand, wrist, elbow and neck injuries that result from overuse situations, and we see results quickly within a few treatments."
—Kimberly Indresano, OTR/L
"I like Graston Technique® because it helps me better identify fibrosis on the soft tissue. My patients can feel it, too, and they can provide better feedback during the treatment. GT has definitely brought value to my practice."
—Gretchen Maurer, OTR, CHT, Owner
"The stainless steel instruments are a great complement to my hands. Instruments like Graston Technique® help me diagnostically find areas that would be hard to find manually. This technique realigns scar tissue, and can relieve patients' pain and return them to normal daily activity quickly."
—Sue Tank, OTR, CHT
—Paul J. Kern, MD
Physiatrist, Physical Medicine
"The Graston Technique® is the new third alternative that represents the opportunity for a productive and pain-free quality of life for many patients. The Technique can often eliminate the need for surgery. But what really has impressed me is how important the instruments are in making the right diagnosis in the first place, by identifying adhesions and restrictions away from the site of pain."
—Stephen R. Pfeifer, MD
Family Practice Physician
American Health Network
"I find that implementing GT in my practice has greatly improved my patients' overall health. I also find that when working with our professional athletes (New Orleans Saints/Hornets) we are able to either keep them on the field/court or get them back out there more quickly."
— Sean Lamy, DC
"Graston Technique® has made a true believer out of me! I've used the technique to treat many of my tough chronic soft tissue cases, and it has been extremely effective. I've had great success using GT for a wide range of injuries and structural adhesions."
— Eugene DeMinico, DC
"This seminar was one of the best I've taken. The information and instructors were excellent. I'm excited to integrate GT into everyday practice."
— John Fragoso, DC
"The implementation of Graston Technique® has enhanced my clinical outcomes, personal satisfaction, and has been both financially and professionally rewarding."
— Gordon Lawson, DC, DACBN
Asst. Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
"Having been treated with Graston Technique®, I was referring my patients to GT practitioners as needed (and with frequency)! After taking the seminars, I am not only treating these patients myself, but receiving referrals solely for GT from patients and other professionals. Now, I don't know how I'd practice without it."
— Alice Capitano, DC
"Graston Technique® has significantly increased our treatment protocols and decreased patient treatment time with fabulous results. M2 adds so much more to the basic stroke and allows it to be used functionally. I am excited to use this tomorrow!"
— Chad Peters, DC and Nikki Viersen, DC
Corpus Christi, TX
"There is much more to Graston Technique® than stainless steel instruments and a 'gritty' sensation. The technique is the result of proficient people offering an exceptional product, in a comprehensive and intelligible manner. That makes the integration of Graston Technique® into my office an easy decision for me… I am in!"
— Stephen Flynn, DC
"Graston Technique® has changed my practice. I work as the team chiropractor for Northwestern University and DePaul University. GT has allowed me to expand far beyond what I have been treating with any athlete. The trainers and other team physicians now refer to me for soft tissue injuries because of the positive results I have achieved with Graston Technique®."
— Thomas Solecki Jr., DC, DACBSB
Instructor, Clinical Sciences, Northwestern University
"Thanks for the terrific seminar. I returned to my brother's house on Sunday and promptly worked on both my brother (plantar fasciitis, old sprained finger, knees and lower back) and my wife (old ACL repair). The technique worked great!"
— Steven Horwitz, DC
Silver Spring, MD
"I have found Graston Technique® to be absolutely invaluable in the treatment of many chronic and painful conditions. Athletes and office workers alike can benefit. I just wish I had learned about Graston Technique® sooner."
— Jay Burness, DC
"I have been having such incredible success with the instruments, I am so amazed! I am getting so many referrals from existing patients! Thanks so much!"
— Amy O'Donnell, DC
Cos Cob, CT
"Excellent organization; gave core knowledge (instrument handling & strokes) that can be applied to multiple areas/conditions. Even after 30 years of practice experience, this technique has tremendously changed my patient management strategies resulting in improved clinical outcomes, higher levels of patient satisfaction, and increased patient referrals."
— Steven Zajac, DC
Clinical Associate Professor, D'Youville College
"I have used Gua Sha for over 10 years and I have had good results. But Graston Technique® goes much deeper and it is more specific. And the results are better. The GT instruments amplify the feeling in my hands, where the Gua Sha tools seem to muffle it."
— David Miner, DC
Lower Lake, CA
"Fantastic training, content and applicability. Putting GT into practice will be great!"
— Agostino DiPaolo, DC
"The hands-on time & use of the instruments within the 1st hour was unexpected and extremely invaluable. I was very skeptical at first but believe this is the 'missing link' between the adjustments and rehab."
— David Ringdahl, DC
"I think GT M2-Advanced Training should be mandatory. You can learn so much from the high caliber instructors. When you get comfortable with your GT instruments, it is time to challenge yourself and get to the next level. That's what M2 will do for you."
— Rikke Johansen, DC
Menlo Park, CA
"This course was excellent both in content as well as the instructors' knowledge in clinical practice application."
— Charles Bates, DC
Los Angeles, CA
"This is my favorite type of course. Small group. Lots of interaction and lots of exchange of ideas and techniques."
— Larry Smith, DC
"I read the latest newsletter and I even benefited greatly from it, because it actually helped me solve a clinical problem I had with a patient I am currently treating for leg pain."
— Thomas Lauvsnes, DC
Lillestrom, Akershus, Norway
"It's an amazing adjunct, makes soft tissue much more effective, much easier on the clinician's hands. I've helped several patients with chronic thoracic pain, plantar fasciitis, and shoulder tendinosis. Graston Technique® allows us to restart the tissue repair process consistently and effectively. I heartily recommend this class, and this work. Once you are trained you'll say, 'How did I get along without this technique.'"
— Marc Heller, DC
"After attending a Graston Technique® Module 1, my Monday morning case of DeQuervain's presented with minimal reported relief after two weeks of conventional care. Having completed this interactive intense lab workshop, I administrated Graston Technique® to this patient's right wrist. The next day, he presented for an unscheduled visit to report total pain relief and 90% ROM ability. This was one of many successful treatment protocols since adding GT to my sports medicine practice, however, the most significant. I went on to get certified in Module 2. Aside from the benefits of the superlative faculty instruction, the support system from Graston Technique® has aided in facilitating state-of-the-art patient care. My medical referral base has increased substantially."
— Valli Gambina, DC
"Graston Technique® and this certification is one of the best investments I've ever made into my fledgling practice. My fireman patient with bilateral shoulder pain went to another chiropractor without results, went to an MD without any help, but GT treatments got results."
— Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS,
"Soft tissue injuries are some of the most irritating injuries to deal with — for athletes and athletic trainers alike. The source of the pain produced by these injuries can be difficult to accurately locate and effectively treat, leaving athletes hobbled and athletic trainers frustrated. Some of the standard techniques used to treat these injuries, including transverse friction massage (TFM) and myofascial release, can cause a lot of discomfort — for the provider. A possible solution for both the athletic trainer and the athlete may be Graston Technique®.
Graston Technique® works very well for Achilles and patellar tendinosis, significant problems for runners. In addition, GT providers are reporting extensive use in the treatment of neck and lower back pain. Current studies testing the effectiveness of Graston Technique® will look at post-surgical lower back pain, lateral epicondylosis and carpal tunnel syndrome.(1)"
—Stephen Perle, DC, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
(1) The Leading Edge
Training & Conditioning, Oct. 2003
— Lonnie Soloff, ATC, PT
Head Athletic Trainer, Cleveland Indians
"M2 was the best workshop I have ever attended. The two things I liked the most are that the workshop consisted of hands-on activities and that the two instructors, who were from different health-care professions and worked with different populations, gave us different perspectives. At the end of the workshop, I felt that I could utilize GT as a treatment option."
— Timothy Demchak, PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor, AT & PT Faculty, Indiana State University
"Graston Technique® allows me to place my athletes in their sport-specific positions in order to precisely isolate and release soft tissue restrictions that are interfering with their optimal movement patterns. It has been a key factor in returning both my professional and recreational athletes to the top of their game, be it track & field, golf, triathlons or ultrarunning."
—Robyn Pester, PT, ATC
"I really enjoyed learning this technique and as we were talking about each body area, I kept reflecting back to my more frustrating injuries that I have been working with and a 'light bulb' went off."
— Darcy Downey, ATC, LAT
Clinical Educational Coordinator, Saint Louis University
"Indeed, I am using Graston Technique® almost daily with good results. One of my patients who was specifically referred for Graston Technique® after having failed other therapy just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa!!! I have passed this info on to my manager about the possibility of getting others trained. I look forward to M2 when it comes to the Southeast."
— Dana Stout, PT, ATC
"Very approachable, very knowledgeable. I enjoyed this course and all the information the instructors provided. This was a great investment!"
— Saul Luna, LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer, Texas A&M University
"I've been to many workshops and feel I received more applicable information on GT and saw that the learning curve is quick!"
— Belinda Shapiro, ATC, Ed.D
Miami Shores, FL
"Instructors were very thorough and approachable. Great course."
— Derek Raynes, ATC
"I really learned a lot and think that Graston Technique® will really help my athletes. Yesterday I used it on some of my basketball players – I did a treatment on an ankle impingement and on a player with patellar tendinitis. Both players were able to play the whole time last night in our open gym and reported lessened pain today."
— Chad Keller, MSEd, ATC, LAT, PES
Head Athletic Trainer, MidAmerica Nazarene University
"It has allowed us to eliminate permanent restrictions for employees and return them to work. Using Graston Technique®, we have prevented surgery and in the event of surgery, the procedure has helped speed recovery and lessen the restrictions."
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“I am a former professional rock climber. Since 2000, I have been working closely with several physical therapists and chiropractors to address some of my soft tissue injuries related to climbing. In 2004, after having suffered for two years with bilateral chronic lateral epicondylitis and neck tension, which did not respond to many modalities of treatment such as RICE, massage, ultrasound, iontophoresis and cortisone injections, I met a chiropractor in Maryland who introduced me to the Graston Technique®. After 8 weeks of GT treatment, my symptoms of tendonitis and neck tension/TMJ were gone.”
– Dana Johns
New York, NY
"Graston Technique® was used to relieve and eliminate plantar fasciitis, soleus and gastrocnemius caused by excessive back pedaling, planting and sprinting forward while officiating NFL games. When my symptoms returned after normal therapy, my physical therapist and athletic trainer suggested GT. Without a doubt, the recovery accelerated, the pain diminished within days, and the tendons and muscles were allowed to be stretched and strengthened to eliminate recurrences."
– John Parry
NFL Referee, Akron, OH
"I first noticed my plantar fibroma September 2006. Whoever has this knows how uncomfortable, painful, and annoying it can be. I thought I was doomed. I did NOT want surgery because I was warned of a recurrence. Long story short, I went for Graston Technique treatments (after much research) from April–August 2008. The lump was reduced to something practically flat and soft, rather than like walking on a walnut."
(Update, December 2010): Now, more than two years later, the fibroma is still flat and I am still pain-free!
– Carol B.
"My chiropractor is a great practitioner. He’s used his talents—the same talents he used with our Olympic athletes—to fix my shoulder, my messed up ankles and, most recently, my bum lower back. I'm glad I have him and his knowledge of the Graston Technique® to keep me in good working order!"
– Peter Kowalchuk
Castle Rock, CO
"I had atrophy and numbness from scar tissue on my right pectoral muscle. I tried everything else and recently began receiving Graston Technique® from my physical therapist. I love it. The pump and function is returning to my muscle. I am getting my symmetry back, as well. Thanks so much."
– Brian Linderson
U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, CA
"After trying the Graston Technique® for the first time, I not only achieved instant results which showed in my flexibility and in my training, I am able to take my athletic career to the highest level competing with the best in the world. I am able to train more in depth at a higher intensity .... producing better and faster times in the athletic world.
"With the World Championship this year and the Olympics right around the corner, I cannot afford to settle for mediocrity and with this technique I know that I can, and will, be a force to reckon with. Thanks, Dr. Hyde and Dr. Platon."
Two-Time Olympic Champion
A note about Ms. Ferguson's GT care—
Debbie Ferguson was referred to our office by her track coach with a complaint of fatigue at the end of her workouts. She had no specific area of pain but noted that she was unable to have enough strength to raise her legs up after performing other drills during her workout schedule for track and field. This elite sprint star stated she had noticed this for quite some time and was concerned about being able to finish strong in her races: 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 X 100 relay. She served as the anchor for the 4 X 100.
Examination of Ms. Ferguson revealed the following:
— ROM lumbar spine wall — All neurological examination wnl (reflexes, muscle strength, peripheral sensitivity) — All orthopedic tests wnl — BP/Pulse wnl — No signs of atrophy, rather the musculature was extremely well developed and proportional bilaterally including the upper and lower extremities.
Following examination, the patient was given Graston Technique® to the lumbar spine (quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, multifidi), gluteus medius and maximus, piriformis, all bilaterally and the left psoas. Following receipt of GT, she was advised to stretch all muscles treated and to continue this stretching routine several times daily.
Ms. Ferguson experienced immediate relief of her feeling of fatigue and was able to return to complete her entire workout without complaints. She later set the fastest time in the 100 meter sprint — faster than she had ever done this early in the season. She subsequently received additional GT treatments (4 - 5) for maintenance purposes only, while not only continuing to train but also to compete. Ms. Ferguson's next goal is to make the 2004 Olympic team and compete as she did in the events listed above.
—Thomas E. Hyde, DC, DACBSP
Alexander Greaux, DC
Aventura Wellness & Rehab