Graston Class Success

In December, the HI Chapter hosted two Graston Technique® Classes. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a little bit about the class in case you want to learn about this amazing technique in the future:

By Olivia Nagashima:

Graston Technique® is one of the most advanced form of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and has allowed massage therapists to take their training in 2018, with one of the first training in Hawaii in May 2018.  Another Basic level along with an Advanced class was scheduled in December.  All who attended were experienced clinicians and shared many experiences with the success of using this method to help their clients in rehabilitation and injury care.  Dr. John Dang DC, Graston Technique® Instructor and Founder/Clinic Director at Columbia Integrated Health Center in Canada taught the courses in Hawaii and loved the interaction with attendees as well as the hospitality from Hawaii.  Graston Technique® is looking to hold more training in Hawaii in the future.

Soft tissue injuries can become chronic and debilitating at times.  Acute injuries can be challenging and life changing.  This is where this unique technique and instruments allow for treatment of fascial restrictions and scar tissue to restore range of motion, eliminate pain, restore normal function and faster rehabilitation.

Some of the most common clinical applications include treatment for:

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)
  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

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