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Specialized Treatments

Trigger Point Dry Needling. Dry Needling is a specialized form of physical therapy that uses acupuncture type needles inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are trigger points to pain. Not all medical or physical therapy professionals are trained to perform this technique; Summa has advanced certification in dry needling, and performs the treatment as part of a physical therapy referral.

Graston Technique®. This instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique is performed on the injured and surrounding tissues, and is combined with stretching and strengthening to fully treat the injury.

Conditions treated with the Graston Technique include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Tendonosis
  • Fasciitis
  • Fasciosis
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Contusions
  • Post-operative pain
  • Scar Tissue