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Graston Technique


Clinical Applications of the Patented GT Instruments

The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

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Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain) Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)
Fibromyalgia
Scar Tissue
Trigger Finger
Shin Splints
Outcome Studies
TherapyCare Resources, Inc. (TCR) has analyzed the results of patient care by utilizing the outcome analysis system of the Graston Technique® for licensed clinicians. The positive clinical results achieved thus far have led to additional research that explores patient responses to Graston Technique®. Patient outcome data that measures pain and function — including activities of daily living — continues to be gathered.


This Outcome Chart is a compilation of information relating to a set of predetermined patient/clinician goals established at the onset of care and based on the average number of treatments using Graston Technique®.

The Success Rate is based on attainment of an overall outcome, rated from good to complete, against those predetermined goals. The primary means of evaluating the success rate is based on decrease in pain and increase in function. Overall effectiveness is related to the common conditions listed below:

Injury Average
# of Treatments
Complete
100%
Excellent
90%+
Good
80%+
Fair
70%+
Unchanged
less than 70%
Success Rate
Achilles Tendinitis 8 4 73 15 0 8 92
Ankle Sprain 8 6 52 24 6 12 82
Plantar Fasciitis 7 2 44 24 11 19 70
Patella Femoral Syndrome 11 5 42 24 24 5 71
Cervical Pain 11 4 49 29 13 5 82
Low Back Pain 11 8 44 35 6 7 87
Fibromyalgia 10 6 31 44 6 13 81
Hip Pain 9 8 30 50 4 8 88
Hamstring Strain 8 12 58 12 12 6 82
ITB Tendinitis 7 0 64 18 9 9 82
Lat Epicondylitis 10 15 44 31 4 6 90
Med Epicondylitis 8 13 27 20 7 33 60
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 9 14 40 38 3 5 92
Adhesive Capsulitis 15 0 18 55 18 9 73
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 8 5 60 21 9 5 86
Wrist Tendinitis 7 13 46 33 4 4 92
Scar Pain 9 0 46 8 38 8 54
* = Median # of treatments
Success Rate: Percentage of Resolution equates to attaining the patient/clinician goals of
1) increase in function
2) decrease in pain.


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