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Graston Technique - May 5, 2011 8:51:42 PM   
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Has anyone used the graston technique or the ASTYM treatments for soft tissue injuries
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RE: Graston Technique - March 12, 2013 4:53:37 PM   
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I know this is an old thread, however, I've seen these used in the clinic. They are just Gua Sha or soft tissue mobilization repackaged with a protocol and a name that you pay to "rent" the tools and/or technique on a yearly basis. Why pay to learn a technique, then pay an ongoing fee to be able to use or tell people that you use that technique? There are many other forms of soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release and Gua Sha that are just as good if not better where you don't have to pay a licensing fee. I also feel that using a metal tool can allow the therapist be too aggressive. I feel my hands are a better gague of what pressure to use. There is no reason to bruise patients for them to heal and get better.
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RE: Graston Technique - March 13, 2013 11:00:02 AM   
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ORIGINAL: LeBauerPT

I know this is an old thread, however, I've seen these used in the clinic. They are just Gua Sha or soft tissue mobilization repackaged with a protocol and a name that you pay to "rent" the tools and/or technique on a yearly basis. Why pay to learn a technique, then pay an ongoing fee to be able to use or tell people that you use that technique? There are many other forms of soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release and Gua Sha that are just as good if not better where you don't have to pay a licensing fee. I also feel that using a metal tool can allow the therapist be too aggressive. I feel my hands are a better gague of what pressure to use. There is no reason to bruise patients for them to heal and get better.
Aaron


Just an FYI...in your cash based practice link...you used the wrong "whether".

Might want to fix that in light of the context you are talking about (highly educated PT's)....

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RE: Graston Technique - March 14, 2013 8:15:18 PM   
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Fix your own grammar before you criticize. Why don't you mock his doctorate now.

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RE: Graston Technique - March 14, 2013 10:58:47 PM   
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http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/the-graston-technique-inducing-microtrauma-with-instruments/

A nice critical look at Graston Technique ( which is definitely just a chiropractor ripping off Gus Sha)

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RE: Graston Technique - March 15, 2013 6:00:49 PM   
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you are a punk wherever you post.

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RE: Graston Technique - April 26, 2013 9:45:10 PM   
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Another (useless)tool for our toolbox.

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RE: Graston Technique - September 16, 2013 12:09:49 PM   
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You do realize that Graston is not a chiropractic technique, right? Although there are DC's that use IAST techniques, it was not created by a DC.

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RE: Graston Technique - January 4, 2016 7:33:54 AM   
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I use GT in daily basis. There is always this discussion about hands vs instruments. Instruments are great adjunct if a therapist knows how to benefit from them. I also own many IASTM tools like AdhesionTool, KiHealthConcept K tools, Dolphin tool, few HawkGrips, M2T Blade.

There are so many manufacturers nowadays, most advanced tools that I recommend are:

AdhesionTool ( www.physioneers.com )

and

M2T Blade ( http://m2tblade.com/ )

MichaelD

< Message edited by MichaelD -- January 4, 2016 7:35:40 AM >

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