Graston Technique Buffalo, NY

Graston Technique is a name-brand, evidence based, form of Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) which utilizes a set of six stainless steel instruments. Their use can be applied to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia for multiple reasons, including, but not limited to, edema pump (decreasing swelling and inflammation), breaking down existing scar tissue, re-instigating the body's own tissue repair process, and encouraging the proper fiber orientation of tissue repair as it occurs. Read more about Graston Technique.

Graston Technique Buffalo, NY

What to Expect

Graston Technique brand instruments magnify what the practitioner's hands feel, similar to how a stethoscope amplifies the sound of a heartbeat. They can detect thickening, ridges, adhesions, fibrotic nodules, crystalline deposits, and scar tissue. Both the clinician and patient feel these as vibration sensations through the instruments.

Graston Technique brand instruments are particularly helpful in identifying and assessing myofascial strain patterns. Since the surface of the instruments do not compress, like fat pads of the finger, deeper lesions are more accessible and treatable. In addition, due to the smaller surface area of the edges on some of the instruments, they can separate fibers and outline the anatomy more effectively (such as along the patella or scapula).

From a physiological stand point, GT therapy is highly effective in enhancing blood perfusion, increasing stem cells, and increasing fibroblastic activity (the building blocks of connective tissue such as muscle, ligaments, and tendons).

All these effects positively impact healing making GT essential to soft tissue treatment for a variety of clinical indications such as:

Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:

If you are experiencing any of these conditions, we encourage you to contact us today to see how our Skilled Graston Techniques can help you.

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Our Top Quality, Board-Certified Doctors Have Additional Certifications and Expertise in the Graston Technqiue

Graston Technique

Many of our patients combine their skilled Graston Technique with the Graston Technique, which we are uniquely certified in. This is a large and significant component to our specialized approach to treatment. These treatments compliment each other very well to address both the joint dysfunction of the bones as well as the soft tissue components of an injury, whether it be the muscle tension, strains and sprains, adhesions/scar tissue and knots throughout the fascia and the muscles. Together these techniques help us to heal our patient's injuries and pave the path to wellness by treating the musculoskeletal system as a whole. Learn more about Graston Technique.

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We are very passionate about what we do and are very grateful to have the opportunity to help you.

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We are honorable to the great role we play in your healing process. From the moment that you're first greeted by our friendly and caring staff, to the examination that validates you and your complaints, we are responsible to our role as the musculoskeletal specialists. The hope that sparks your journey with us after we educate you on your condition will fuel you as we explain how we’re going to restore your quality of life. You will hold on to the incredible healing that takes place along the way and soar with it as we reach the finish line, opening a whole new world of wellness and comfort that many don’t even know is possible, but is very attainable. As experts in treating the musculoskeletal system, we know how lucky we are to experience these wonderful transformations of healing every day. And we thank you for letting us be on this journey with you.

Practice Hours

Dr. Niccole
Dr. Niccole Jefflerone
Mon8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Wed8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Fri8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Dr. Greg
Dr. Gregory Baumler
Tue8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Wed8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Thu8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Dr. Pat
Dr. Patrick Alf
Tue8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Thu8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Fri8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
James Githens
James Githens, LMT
Dr. Will
Dr. William Hecht
Mon8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Tue8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Wed8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Chiah Chadwick
Chiah Chadwick, LMT
Dr. Julia
Dr. Julia Stobert
Mon8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
Wed8am-1pm, 2pm-7pm