Rehabilitation services at AL!VE now include the World-Class Graston Technique®

EMPOWER, which provides Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation services at AL!VE, is now a Graston Technique® (GT) Preferred Provider. Patients are usually referred to GT for the treatment of soft tissue issues. The technique has been proven to help people heal better and recover faster.

During a GT treatment, clinicians use small stainless steel instruments to identify tissue dysfunction and to begin breaking up scar tissue. GT, combined with regular therapy and rehabilitation techniques, can transform soft tissue injuries quickly back to a healthy, functional state.

Benefits of GT include speedier recoveries, less need for anti-inflammatory medication and the ability to continue everyday activities. Results are positive 75 to 90 percent of the time during a traditional four-to-five-week treatment period.

Clinicians worldwide use GT to diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal conditions including: Achilles Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, shin splints, scar tissue, Caesarean scarring, fibromyalgia and more. The technique is frequently used by the entertainment industry, top universities, leading health care institutions and professional sports teams.

“The Graston Technique is a proven, effective treatment for acute and chronic injuries, as well as for pre- and post-surgical patients,” said Kim Dickinson, director of AL!VE Clinical Services. “EMPOWER works to stay up-to-date on the latest clinical trends and techniques to better serve the mid-Michigan community. Therapists at AL!VE are excited to start treating patients using the Graston Technique.”

Ask your referring physician about the Graston Technique® or call EMPOWER at AL!VE at 517-541-5800, option 2. Visit to learn more about AL!VE and the other services it offers.

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