Could Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Benefit Your Practice?

In the second of a two-part podcast, Clinical Advisor for the Graston Technique, Jackie Shakar,  MSPT, CMT provides details on ways clinicians can incorporate the Graston Technique into their practice.  The Graston Technique is used in any situation that calls for soft tissue mobilization.  The instruments and technique can be used to restart healing, break up adhesions, improve joint movement,  facilitate muscle contraction and address other soft muscle injuries

Shakar has found the technique to provide better patient outcomes. She feels the stainless steel instruments have helped her become a more effective manual therapist and finds the uniform treatment edge of the instruments help her apply pressure more evenly. Using fingers and hands alone often can’t disperse pressure as evenly which can make treatment using the instruments actually more comfortable to a patient.

Listen now to find out more about Graston Technique training  opportunities and techniques to improve patient comfort and outcomes.

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One Comment

  1. Michael Hartman
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I have used Graston IASTM for about 5 years and have found it to be very safe, effective and easy on my hands. I would just like to point out that there is a low cost, entry level stainless steel tool available @

    I would really like to see some comparison of the different “flavors” of IASTM (Graston vs. ASTYM vs. SASTM) to objectively see if there really is that much difference in the outcomes of treatment in their tools and methods. Just want to know if there is a significant difference or are the outcomes really all about the same. My feeling is they are all about the same…..but it would not be the first time I have been wrong.


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