This unique protocol uses specifically designed stainless steel instruments, along with therapeutic exercise to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments are also used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. Graston has been effective in treating conditions like plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, and much more – as well as simply aiding in returning and maintaining range of motion.