Graston Technique


Graston certified


Dr. Barnes has been a licenesed Graston Technique practitioner since 2010.  Graston technique is an excellent technique for treating soft-tissue and overuse injuries.  Unlike Active Release Technique where the patient must be able to actively move their body for treatment, Graston Techinque allows us to treat acute and painful conditions where the patient is unable to actively move on their own.  For more advanced cases, we implement our Graston Technque instruments in the FAKTR treatment.



Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 12,500 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.
GT is utilized at some 1,200 outpatient facilities and 33 industrial sites, by more than 200 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 49 respected colleges and universities.

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For the patient:
  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
For employers and the healthcare industry:
  • Allows patients to remain on the job
  • Reduces the need for splints, braces and job-site modifications
  • Contributes to reduction of labor and healthcare costs, direct and indirect
Visit the official Graston Technique website