The Graston Technique gets results!

In addition to the other services that we offer at Austin Sports & Wellness, patients are also getting results with the Graston Technique. This is a proven approach for effective treatment of soft tissue injuries-restoring function to acute and chonic injuries, and pre and post surgical patients.

The Graston Technique, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians – including chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists and occupational therapists – and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

The Technique offers many advantages and benefits for the patient notably:

  • A decrease in overall time of treatment
  • It offers a faster rehabilitation/recoverey time
  • It reduces the need for anti-infmamatory medication
  • It resolves chronic constions thought to be permanent

Graston Technque is recognized and used by:

  • Over 60 professional and amateur sports teams, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA Tour and more.
  • At leading universities & healthcare institutions, inlcuding the University of Texas.

Advanced Proven Treatment of: 

  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Plantar Fascitis (foot pain)
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrom
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigger Points
  • Headaches
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • more….

History of the Graston Technique:

The Graston Technique was researched at Ball Memorial Hospital and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in the early 1990’s. It was developed by a competitive water skier with a professional backround in tool making. He and another athlete, both of whom suffered debilitating injuries that failed to respond to conventional therapies, combined their athletic knowledge and technical talents to forge innovative tools that would improve their condition.

The tools – now patented as the Graston Instruments – worked so effectively that an organization was created to design and license the instruments for use by chiropractors, therapists and sports trainers. Each instrument is shaped and contoured to work on a specifit body part. There is an instument that is small enough to be used on the achilles tendon, fingers, and carpla tunnel. There are also instruments designed to treat larger body regions such as the neck, upper shoulder and back, hamstrings, quadriceps, and iliotibial band.

For more information on the benefits of Graston Technique click on the link below and click on Learn More and check out the “frequently asked question” section.There is also a section on current “Research Findings” along with testimonials.

Dr. Russ Jepson DC is a certified-basic specialist in the Graston Technique. Using the instruments, Dr. Russ is better able to detect fibrotic tissue and can treat at a greater depth and specificity than with is bare hands. He usesadjustments, kinesio tape, and electrical stimulation in combintation with the Graston Technique


 “Graston Technique® has changed my practice. I work as the team chiropractor for Northwestern University and DePaul University. GT has allowed me to expand far beyond what I have been treating with any athlete. The trainers and other team physicians now refer to me for soft tissue injuries because of the positive results I have achieved with Graston Technique®.”

— Thomas Solecki Jr., DC, PT, CSCS
Kenosha, WI

“It (GT) has changed the way I practice, increased the success rate of my treatments and helped me treat conditions that previously wouldn’t respond well. Anyone that treats musculoskeletal conditions or does sports medicine needs GT in their tool belt. I could spend an hour talking about how GT has helped my practice and my patients, the least I could do is write about it.”

— Todd Narson, DC, CCSP
Miami Beach, FL

“It’s an amazing adjunct, makes soft tissue much more effective, much easier on the clinician’s hands. I’ve helped several patients with chronic thoracic pain, plantar fasciitis, and shoulder tendonosis. Graston Technique® allows us to restart the tissue repair process consistently and effectively. I heartily recommend this class, and this work. Once you are trained you’ll say, ‘How did I get along without this technique.'”

— Marc Heller, DC
Ashland, OR

“I use Graston Technique® to help restore the function and control that many of my patients lose when a simple injury becomes a chronic condition. It’s drug-free, non-invasive and produces an almost immediate response. Most importantly, it equalizes the frustration felt by many of my patients who have already failed to respond to conventional treatment.”

—Paul J. Kern, MD
Indianapolis, IN

“After trying the Graston Technique® for the first time, I not only achieved instant results which showed in my flexibility and in my training, I am able to take my athletic career to the highest level competing with the best in the world. I am able to train more in depth at a higher intensity …. producing better and faster times in the athletic world.
“With the World Championship this year and the Olympics right around the corner, I cannot afford to settle for mediocrity and with this technique I know that I can, and will, be a force to reckon with”

—Debbie Ferguson
Two-Time Olympic Champion