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Graston Essential training

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Live Online Essential Training, which includes an online pre-course/intro.

Thu Jun 13 - 14, 2024

The primary objective of the Essential course is to develop an understanding of Graston Technique© therapy (GT) and how to apply it into the full spectrum of musculoskeletal treatment approaches. The course also instructs clinicians on the proper use of the instruments.

By the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Graston Technique© brand instruments, GT treatments, potential effects, and benefits.
  • Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of GT.
  • Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse).
  • Develop skill and competence in the GT application of IASTM to the major regions of soft tissue.


Michael Racette

Mike is a physical therapist and VP of clinical operations at Central Mass Physical Therapy and Wellness. Through continued training Mike has become specialized in the evaluation and treatment of the spine, as well as other orthopedic conditions. In addition to his job, Mike performs weekly consultation services with a regional energy company. These services include daily mobility work outs, injury prevention, work style analysis, and triage. Mike is certified in dry needling and has taken additional coursework in SFMA and PRI. Mike enjoys playing golf, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. After graduating, Mike enrolled in a two year fellowship with the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

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