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    "Range of motion and strengthening exercises should be used in conjunction with IASTM to promote (proper) soft tissue adaptation and remodeling of soft tissue." (4) Therefore, patients should work on these exercises in the clinic and/or receive a home exercise program to promote these activities.
    Current Evidence on the Use of IASTM (Graston Technique):
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    using GT. Subjective history and functional testing was used to confirm the presence of the pathologies initially. The cases
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    plantar fasciosis. Subjective history and functional testing was used to confirm the presence of the pathologies initially. A three
    Graston Technique Demonstration for Tennis Elbow Video, 2010 (20)
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    tissue adhesions, the patient was better able to improve osteokinematic and arthrokinematic motions.motion was more likely to improve.
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    et al.(12) demonstrated,ondemonstrated, on a cellular
    Overall, the expected outcome of IASTM is the stimulation of tissue repair, leading to decreased pain and stiffness, increased range of motion and function, and decreased total treatment time.
    Graston Technique for Achilles Tendon Injuries Video, 2011 (11)
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    *Extra care should be taken for clean up in individuals with blood-borne diseases (HIV/AIDS)*
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    GT may be applied over the problematic tendon, muscle, ligament, fascia, or scar, and can treat non-surgical or surgical conditions associated with these tissues. Treatment dosage and frequency is determined by the healing stage of the tissue, patient tolerance, and tissue reactions. GT can also be administered statically, dynamically, or during functional movement.(8)
    The specifically-shaped instruments further allow the clinician to provide precise force application during treatment by allowing the instrument to mold over body contours.(8) The varied edges of each instrument also allow for the clinician
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    How to Use & Apply IASTM:
    {GT foot.jpg} Reprinted from Columbia Integrated Health Centre-Graston Technique Website (17)GT elicits the use of six specially designed steel instruments for specific parts of the body. These tools are used to detect soft tissue lesions. They accomplish this by acting like "tuning forks," allowing for an increased biofeedback in the ability of the clinician to sense vibrations.(7) A distinct vibration is incurred whenever the instrument comes into contact with soft tissue lesions, thus guiding the clinician to the specific area in need of treatment.(4) Furthermore, the use of the tools also allows clinicians to spare the direct repetition of using their hands during treatment. This is a great advantage as many manual therapists report thumb pain and injuries, which can lead to a loss of income and clientele.(6,8)
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    An article from the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies published in 2008 by W. Hammer, DC (1) discussed three case studies using GT. Subjective history and functional testing was used to confirm the presence of the pathologies initially. The cases included a 45 year old female with a four week history of supraspinatus tendinosis; a 46 year old athletic male with a four month history of Achilles tendinosis; and a 50 year old female with a three month history of plantar fasciosis. A three patients were treated according to GT protocol and given a home exercise program consisting of stretching and strengthening activities. Results showed that the use of GT in addition to a home exercise program eliminated pain and normalized function in these three patients.
    Graston Technique Demonstration for Tennis Elbow Video, 2010 (20)
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    male. The patientspatient was seen
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    concluded that "thethe addition of the GT to
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    physical therapy may"may have made a difference
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    able to attainimprove osteokinematic and
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    The specifically-shaped instruments further allow the clinician to provide precise force application during treatment by allowing the instrument to mold over body contours.(8) The varied edges of each instrument also allow for the clinician
    to control the type of massage stroke and depth (dosage) of treatment, and to alter this depth so that it is comfortable to patients.(8,18) The instruments also allow for the applied force to occur in the targeted area between the subcutaneous tissues and deeper connective tissues, rather than between the cutaneous tissue and the clinician's hands.(18) {emollient.jpg} Reprinted from Graston Technique Website, 2010 (19)
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    until a fairamountfair amount of redness
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    response. Patients mayexperiencemay experience slight pain
    *IASTM should not be used as a sole method of treatment.*
    "Range of motion and strengthening exercises should be used in conjunction with IASTM to promote (proper) soft tissue adaptation and remodeling of soft tissue." (4) Therefore, patients should work on these exercises in the clinic and/or receive a home exercise program to promote these activities.
    Current Evidence on the Use of IASTM (Graston Technique):
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    used to first confirm the
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    of the pathologies.pathologies initially. The cases
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    plantar fasciosis.
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    A three patients
    Graston Technique Demonstration for Tennis Elbow Video, 2010 (20)
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    treating knee arthofibrosisarthrofibrosis and quadriceps
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    difference in clincalclinical and functional
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    "Range of motion and strengthening exercises should be used in conjunction with IASTM to promote (proper) soft tissue adaptation and remodeling of soft tissue." (4) Therefore, patients should work on these exercises in the clinic and/or receive a home exercise program to promote these activities.
    Current Evidence on the Use of IASTM (Graston Technique):
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    2008 by HammerW. Hammer, DC (1) discussed
    A three patients were treated according to GT protocol and given a home exercise program consisting of stretching and strengthening activities. Results showed that the use of GT in addition to a home exercise program eliminated pain and normalized function in these three patients.
    Graston Technique Demonstration for Tennis Elbow Video, 2010 (20)
    A more recent article published by D. Black, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC in 2010 in The International Journal Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (4) discussed a case report on the use of physical therapy in conjunction with GT for treating knee arthofibrosis and quadriceps insufficiency following a patellar tendon repair in a 37 year old male. The patients was seen for 5 visits over a 4 week period. Each treatment session included a warm-up, GT, patellar or tibiofemoral joint mobilization, flexion ROM activities, strengthening exercises, modalities to control edema, and home exercise program assignment. The article concluded that "the addition of GT to traditional physical therapy may a difference in clincal and functional improvement measures and allowed for decreased visit frequency." Furthermore, by using GT to break up the post-surgical soft tissue adhesions, the patient was better able to attain osteokinematic and arthrokinematic motions.
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    How to Use & Apply IASTM:
    {GT foot.jpg} Reprinted from Columbia Integrated Health Centre-Graston Technique Website (17)GT elicits the use of six specially designed steel instruments for specific parts of the body. These tools are used to detect soft tissue lesions. They accomplish this by acting like "tuning forks," allowing for an increased biofeedback in the ability of the clinician to sense vibrations.(7) A distinct vibration is incurred whenever the instrument comes into contact with soft tissue lesions, thus guiding the clinician to the specific area in need of treatment.(4) Furthermore, the use of the tools also allows clinicians to spare the direct repetition of using their hands during treatment. This is a great advantage as many manual therapists report thumb pain and injuries, which can lead to a loss of income and clientele.(6,8)
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    functional movement.(8) {emollient.jpg} Reprinted from Graston Technique Website, 2010 (19)
    The specifically-shaped instruments further allow the clinician to provide precise force application during treatment by allowing the instrument to mold over body contours.(8) The varied edges of each instrument also allow for the clinician
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    clinician's hands.(18) {emollient.jpg} Reprinted from Graston Technique Website, 2010 (19)
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    until a fair
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    fairamount of redness
    *IASTM should not be used as a sole method of treatment.*
    "Range of motion and strengthening exercises should be used in conjunction with IASTM to promote (proper) soft tissue adaptation and remodeling of soft tissue." (4) Therefore, patients should work on these exercises in the clinic and/or receive a home exercise program to promote these activities.
    Current Evidence on the Use of IASTM (Graston Technique):
    An article from the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies published in 2008 by Hammer (1) discussed three case studies using GT. Subjective history and functional testing was used to first confirm the presence of the pathologies. The cases included a 45 year old female with a four week history of supraspinatus tendinosis; a 46 year old athletic male with a four month history of Achilles tendinosis; and a 50 year old female with a three month history of plantar fasciosis.
    A three patients were treated according to GT protocol and given a home exercise program consisting of stretching and strengthening activities. Results showed that the use of GT in addition to a home exercise program eliminated pain and normalized function in these three patients.

    Graston Technique Demonstration for Tennis Elbow Video, 2010 (20)
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    How to Use & Apply IASTM:
    {GT foot.jpg} Reprinted from Columbia Integrated Health Centre-Graston Technique Website (17)GT elicits the use of six specially designed steel instruments for specific parts of the body. These tools are used to detect soft tissue lesions. They accomplish this by acting like "tuning forks," allowing for an increased biofeedback in the ability of the clinician to sense vibrations.(7) A distinct vibration is incurred whenever the instrument comes into contact with soft tissue lesions, thus guiding the clinician to the specific area in need of treatment.(4) Furthermore, the use of the tools also allows clinicians to spare the direct repetition of using their hands during treatment. This is a great advantage as many manual therapists report thumb pain and injuries, which can lead to a loss of income and clientele.(6,8)
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    functional movement.(8)
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    The specifically-shaped instruments further allow the clinician to provide precise force application during treatment by allowing the instrument to mold over body contours.(8) The varied edges of each instrument also allow for the clinician
    to control the type of massage stroke and depth (dosage) of treatment, and to alter this depth so that it is comfortable to patients.(8,18) The instruments also allow for the applied force to occur in the targeted area between the subcutaneous tissues and deeper connective tissues, rather than between the cutaneous tissue and the clinician's hands.(18)
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    a fair
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    amount
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    response. Patients may experiencemayexperience slight pain
    *IASTM should not be used as a sole method of treatment.*
    "Range of motion and strengthening exercises should be used in conjunction with IASTM to promote (proper) soft tissue adaptation and remodeling of soft tissue." (4) Therefore, patients should work on these exercises in the clinic and/or receive a home exercise program to promote these activities.
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