The technique utilizes six patented stainless steel instruments, uniquely shaped to treat different areas of the body. The weight and design of the various instruments allow clinicians to effectively treat deep tissue dysfunctions. The Graston Technique® instruments allow the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Scar tissue (adhesions) can stick fascia to muscle impairing your function (range of motion) and producing pain. Tendons and ligaments also are surrounded with fascia and can be affected in the same manner. When someone says they feel tight, or have pain with movement, they are experiencing the binding effect of scar tissue. Over time, this treatment process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibres, restoring function and eliminating the pain associated with it. A key benefit to patients is they are able to engage in everyday activity during treatment.