Research: Graston Technique

August 13, 2011

The first research article was the Graston Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization and Home Stretching for The Management of Plantar Heel
Pain article posted on the GrastonTechnique website. You can find the article here.

The article mainly focused on the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The subjects were treated utilizing the Graston Technique and some home stretching. 7 of the 10 subjects saw “clinically significant” improvements. The treatments were focused on the triceps surae, soleus, plantar fascia, and the medial calcaneal tubercle. This study lasted approximately 8 weeks with some being treated for only 3 weeks 1-2 times per week.

This article did not impress me because I don’t believe it showed much evidence of anything. I would not say that this article led to much with regards to education. I was disappointed.

Hopefully future articles are more interesting. Check back on Monday for the next article!

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