What is Graston Technique®?

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to detect and break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion. If you’ve ever “googled” or spoken to somebody who had heard of Graston, I’m sure it evoked some form of torture. However, Graston has been…

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What is Cupping?

Myofascial Cupping, as it’s technical term, is a technique that uses negative pressure to create a suctioning effect to lift tissue. The tissue can then be moved/rolled across the body by the therapist to decompress underlying tissue. Cupping dates back to ancient Greece and is common practice in traditional Chinese medicine. How does it work?…

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What is direct access?

DIRECT ACCESS No referral? No problem! You do not need a referral to be evaluated by a physical therapist, and you have the choice to determine which facility is right for you. What is direct access? o The ability to choose where you receive treatment without a prescription or physician referral. Maine state law allows direct…

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Dry Needling – what you should know and why

Trigger Point Dry Needling- What You Should Know Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a physical therapy intervention involving a thin filament, similar to an acupuncture needle, that is inserted through the skin targeting myofascial trigger points in the underlying tissue. The term “dry” needling refers to the use of the needle in and of…

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