IASTM ( Graston)

What is it?

Graston Technique Therapy, or IASTM, is a non-invasive method of manual therapy that uses six stainless-steel hard-edged ergonomic tools to break up scar tissue and restrictions in soft tissues like muscles and tendons. These unique tools detect and treat myofascial restrictions, encourage rapid fibroblastic activity locally, and treat areas that exhibit degeneration, chronic inflammation, and soft tissue fibrosis. The devices work to knead, rub and scrape over the affected area to promote blood flow, break up scars and adhesion in muscles and around the joints, and encourage movement and mobilization. As a result, IASTM therapy promotes faster healing of the damaged tissues to help improve range of motion, flexibility, and function while reducing pain – getting you back to full function faster and preventing future injuries.

your team

Ready To Get Your Body Working Better!

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy is staffed with a professional and caring team of experts with clinical experience in utilizing IASTM (Graston). Browse through our physical therapist profiles to learn how they can help you with restoring functionality.

IASTM (Graston) Benefits

How can it help me?

Graston Technique can help reduce pain and stiffness by addressing tight tissues and restrictions, supporting your body’s natural healing process, and decreasing overall treatment time. The therapy aids in repairing tissue damage, removing excess scar tissue buildup, and eradicating toxins. Your physical therapist will likely use a combination of techniques to apply pressure and friction to affected body areas fostering faster rehabilitation. In addition, the therapy assists in resolving chronic conditions thought to be permanent and reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication. Most people see benefits within a few treatment sessions, though the number of sessions needed varies depending on the individual, their condition, and goals.

Techniques and Exercises

What we incorporate into our treatments

IASTM (Graston) can include techniques or exercises such as:

  • Stretching & massage
  • Targeted exercises
  • Pressure and friction
  • Strengthening and mobility exercises

Who is eligible for IASTM (Graston)

Common symptoms and conditions

  • Tendinitis
  • Soft tissue strains and sprains
  • Muscle pain and tension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low back or sciatica pain
  • Post-surgery scar tissue
  • Strains and spasms
  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Ligament sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Musculoskeletal Imbalances
  • Neck pain
  • Non-Acute Bursitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Myofascial pain and restrictions
  • Shin splints
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Hamstring Injuries


Read Our Amazing Reviews

Serving Williamsburg Brooklyn Since 2006

Quality care that’s accessible

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy began as an idea to bring the highest quality physical therapy to all people in our community. We wanted to offer the best that NYC has in health care while not marginalizing people based on socioeconomic boundaries (race, income, language, religion, etc). We offer a “concierge style service” and continue to accept many commercial insurances, medicare and even medicaid policies.


common faq's

Since this is a physical therapy session which will require a physical examination and therapeutic exercise (varies by patient), we ask all our patients to come prepared. Please come dressed in loose fitted clothing that will allow for easy mobility, comfort, and access to the area of complaint. In addition we recommend sneakers with soles that grip to prevent slips or falls.

The need for a referral depends on what type of insurance you have. Most insurance plans do not require one, however some insurances do. For example, if you have HIP, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. We ask that you check to see what your health insurance plan requires prior to your initial visit. If you are unsure, please contact our front office and we’ll do our best to determine whether or not you require a referral.

To get in contact with us, click on the following link to view information pertaining to each office.

Our Locations

Each patients case and diagnosis is unique and requires the development of an individualized plan of care. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate of the number of sessions needed to reach a level of “feeling better”, during your initial evaluation.

Over time the number of visits may increase or decrease from the initial estimate, based on the progress made.

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy accepts many of the available major insurance plans as well as alternate payment options, including cash/self-pay, to make our services accessible and affordable. Please visit the link below to view all information pertaining to Payment Options.


For more answers to frequently asked questions,
please visit our dedicated FAQ's page.

Brooklyn Body Works
Physical Therapy

© 2021 Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy