Graston Technique Instruments: GT5

Posted at 20 August 2016 in , by Graham Rock

The GT5 or the Boomerang

Graston Technique's GT5 or the "boomerang" is the little brother of GT1. They both have a single beveled, concave treatment edge, which is fantastic for the contours of round muscle bellies. GT5 is also different in that it is smaller, the treatment bevel is a little more acute and it has a pointed tip at either end.

Feet, forearms and ankles... just a few applications

I use GT5 a lot with calves, Achilles' tendons, forearms and biceps but my favourite application is with oedema (swelling). An acute ankle sprain is a prefect example of how GT5 can move fluid away from the injury with its specialised treatment surface (like you can see in the picture above). I will use very light pressure to 'sweep' away fluid using a gentle effleurage technique this has the effect of minimising pain and tissue damage.

The 'pointed' ends of GT5 also provide a unique treatment edge- I will use this edge around ankle, knee and wrist ligaments to get a precise contact on small lesions tucked away in tight areas.

So there's GT5, a very handy, versatile instrument to have in my toolkit, especially when it comes to treating on of the most common injuries-ankle sprain.

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Graham Rock
Graham Rock
Dr Graham is a manual adjusting Chiropractor that utilises multiple techniques and modalities to get the best result for his patients during their appointments. Dr Graham also utilises several soft tissue techniques to compliment his patients’ musculoskeletal adjustments.
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