Graston Technique is an instrument assisted soft tissue treatment. It is a variation of traditional cross fiber (transverse) friction massage. The Graston Technique is a form of treatment used to “break up” or “soften” scar tissue, thus allowing for the return of normal function in the area being treated. The beveled edge of the the instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, maximum tissue penetration in a gentle manner, and minimal stress to the clinician’s hands. Much like a tuning forks, the instument resonates in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions and treat them very precisely. Since the surface of the instruments does not compress like the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel. Landrum Spine and Sport Chiropractic is one of the few clinics in the area to offer a fully trained and experienced provider.