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Graston Technique for Plantar Fasciitis

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    Graston instrument soft tissue mobilization and home stretching for the management of plantar heel pain: a case series.
    Looney B, Srokose T, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Cleland JA.
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Feb;34(2):138-42.
     
  2. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    The technique itself seems interesting, but I'm absolutely unconvinced about the reliability of the study results.
    I have to say that if I was providing Graston technique I'd write a glowing report too:rolleyes:.
     
  3. blinda

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  4. Ian Drakard

    Ian Drakard Active Member

    Having only read the abstract, is is just me or are there big truck sized holes in this study?
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Here's your starter for ten - there was no control group.
     
  6. Yeah, but a key benefit to the patient is that they can engage in everyday activities while the treatment is being administered. So while someone is rubbing your foot with a stainless steel rod, you can do all the activities that you would normally be doing. Perhaps that's only true if you "work from home", y'all know what I'm saying. :hammer:
     
  7. footfan

    footfan Active Member

    Simon im pretty sure this would only work if you had a man slave......................................... luckily for us you have 3 years worth of unpaid workers , oh i mean pod students =D
     
  8. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Just in case anyone picks me up wrongly, I didn't say it wasn't BS, I just said it seems interesting........;).
     
  9. Lucky for me that I still have a man slave. Since, at this moment, I don't have undergraduates at my disposal. This situation may soon change, but that's another story...
     
  10. jesspt

    jesspt Member

    I think you'll find the "holes" in the study are similar to those that exist in most case series.

    We're not talking about a randomized, controlled trial here.
     
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    Chiropractic management of pediatric plantar fasciitis: a case report.
    Daniels CJ, Morrell AP.
    J Chiropr Med. 2012 Mar;11(1):58-63.
     
  12. 7Pod7

    7Pod7 Active Member

    After reading this post I went to UTube to see and hear how Graston technique works.
    Surelly breaking up scar tissue in an acute Plantar fasciitis can work if the underlying biomechanics are a small problem and/or patient is young (the body has not deteriorated bad enough yet). The manipulation of joint may not be necessary. this young patient may not have developped symptoms until older accept he strained the limb out through agressive sport. I suspect his symptoms will undoubtedly return in the future or he'll get an orthotic to deal with the likelly cause of his problem.
     
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    Effectiveness of Graston Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique with Static Stretching in Subjects with Plantar Fasciitis
    K. Vinod Babu, Lisa Michael Pereira, N. Sai Kumar, V. R. Ayyappan
    International Journal of Physiotherapy; Vol 1, No 3 (2014)
     
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    The Effect of an Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique on Talocrural Joint Range of Motion
    Thomas G. Palmer et al
    International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
     
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    A follow-up of patient reported outcomes in chronic plantar heel pain participants treated with Graston Technique: A mixed methods approach
    Troy Richard Garrett
    Thesis; University of Northern Iowa
     
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    The Effect of Graston Massage Therapy on Talocrural Joint Range of Motion.
    Palmer, Thomas G.; Wilson, Bradley; Kohn, Mallory; Miko, Sarah
    International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training . May2017, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p66-75. 10p.
     
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    Transient acute leg ischemia in a professional athlete caused by isolated popliteal artery dissection mimicking popliteal entrapment syndrome
    Milos Sladojevic et al
    Annals of Vascular Surgery; Article in Press
     
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    Comparison of Compressive Myofascial Release and
    the Graston Technique for Improving AnkleDorsiflexion
    Range of Motion

    Justin Stanek, EdD, ATC; Taylor Sullivan, MS, ATC; Samantha Davis, MS,
    ATC
    Journal of Athletic Training 2018;53(2):000–000
     
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    Graston Technique® as a Treatment for Patients with Chronic Plantar Heel Pain
    Troy R. Garrett, Peter J Neibert
    Clinical Practice in Athletic Training
     
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