Specialized Techniques

Graston Technique: About Graston Technique®

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: a type of soft tissue mobilization to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions with instruments other than “Graston” instruments

Dry Needling: Small/thin needles are inserted into tissue for the purpose of decreasing pain and decreasing disability in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Dry Needling targets Nerve, Muscle, and connective tissues and can be used for head to toe treatment of joint, muscle and other aches and pains.

Cupping: Cupping is regaining popularity, mainly due to its use in the Olympics particularly with swimmers. Cupping is used to increase blood flow, decrease pain, and improve soft tissue mobility.

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Custom Foot Orthotics: Are your feet killing you? Well, if your feet have bad mechanics that can contribute to long term pain problems. Our Therapists evaluate and cast for custom foot orthotics and fit them into the full plan of care to alleviate foot pain and problems.

Manual Therapy Techniques: The Therapists at Bodycentral use various hands-on treatment techniques to accomplish pain reduction, improved motion, and improved function. Some of these techniques may include:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Joint manipulation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Strain/Counter- Strain
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Visceral Mobilization
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Edema Mobilization
  • Scar Tissue Treatments
  • Specialized Lymphedema Treatment