Pain-Relief Benefits Of Graston Technique®

Anyone who has ever dealt with severe pain knows how deeply it can affect one’s quality of life. In many instances, however, there is a solution.

Modern-day pain-relief therapies may diminish or eliminate the cause, notes Dr. Frank J. Mandarino, president of Mandarino Chiropractic.

One such approach is the Graston Technique®, a form of instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (a type of hands-on physical therapy) available at Mandarino Chiropractic offices.

“Well-paired with Active Release Techniques, the Graston Technique® is used in treating chronic or acute pain – and post-surgical pain – often associated with back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions,”  explains Dr. Mandarino, a certified instructor of the Graston Technique®.


The Graston Technique® may benefit a patient by decreasing the overall time of treatment; encouraging quicker rehabilitation and recovery; reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medication, and even helping to end chronic conditions that were previously perceived as permanent.

The technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

In technical terms, the Graston Technique® enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

In the simplest of terms – it makes people feel better!

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