Graston Specialist

Collins Physical Therapy Institute

Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Injury located in The Commons & North Naples, Naples, FL

If you have knots or muscle tightness that prohibit your movements, you’re a perfect candidate for the Graston Technique®. Reach out to Gregory Collins, PT, and the dedicated team of physical therapists at Collins Physical Therapy Institute in Naples, Florida for more information about how this innovative technique can ease your pain and restore your function. Call now or book online.

Graston Q & A

What is the Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy that your physical therapist uses to treat soft tissue injuries. The unique technique depends on a set of six stainless steel instruments to help ease restriction and pain that accompanies acute, chronic, and post-surgical soft tissue problems.


What conditions does the Graston Technique treat?

  • The Graston Technique helps speed the healing process for:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • IT band syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Lumbar sprains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Trigger finger
  • Cervical sprains and strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Ankle pain


It’s also beneficial for loosening scar tissue that restricts normal movement.


What are the benefits of the Graston Technique?

Collins Physical Therapy Institute uses and loves the Graston Techniques for the many ways it benefits you, such as:

  • Speeds up rehabilitation
  • Decreases overall treatment time
  • Reduces reliance on anti-inflammatory and pain medications
  • Increases volume and rate of blood flow
  • Increases mobility
  • Alleviates pain
  • Noninvasive


The procedure has an astounding success rate. Between 75-90% of the conditions treated respond positively to the therapy.


What can I expect during my appointment for the Graston Technique?

During your Graston Technique session, your physical therapist identifies the exact location of your soft tissue problems and guides each of the stainless steel instruments over the area. The tool catches on your problem areas, and your therapist manually glides it back and forth in a massaging motion to release stubborn knots and tension. 


Does the Graston Technique hurt?

The goal is to relieve pain and soreness, so it isn’t meant to hurt at all. However, soft tissues can be quite tender, and the procedure might be uncomfortable as your highly trained physical therapist works to resolve it permanently.

Your physical therapist will pause a few times briefly throughout the treatment to give you breaks, allow you to breathe deeply, and relax. When the procedure is over, you can look forward to long-lasting relief.

To learn more about how the remarkable Graston Technique can help you function without pain or restricted movements, call one of the two offices today or book an appointment online.