What is a Health Savings Account?

Due to rising healthcare costs, many employers are moving toward high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to cut overhead costs. However, these HDHPs are often offered in addition to a Health Savings Account. A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-deferred, private savings account that allows individuals to pay for current and future medical expenses or…

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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 and maintain an 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 proven to…

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What is Cupping?

As its technical term, myofascial Cupping is a technique that uses negative pressure to create a suctioning effect to lift the tissue. The tissue can then be moved or rolled across the body by the therapist to decompress the underlying tissue. Cupping dates back to ancient Greece and is common practice in traditional Chinese medicine.…

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What is Direct Access?

No referral? No problem! You do not need a referral to be evaluated by a physical therapist. You have the choice to determine which facility is right for you with direct access. What is direct access? 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 & Why

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a physical therapy intervention involving a thin filament, similar to an acupuncture needle inserted through the skin targeting myofascial trigger points in the underlying tissue. The term “dry” needling refers to the needle’s use in and of itself, as no medication is used in conjunction with the procedure. Other…

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