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. As a certified Graston provider, Dr. Francis utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The goal is to improve circulation, elasticity, and range of motion back to damaged soft tissue, thus restoring proper function and reducing risk of re-injury.

Graston Technique has become standard protocol in major universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities across the nation, as well as being used by NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball trainers.

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio-Taping is one of the most effective sports chiropractic techniques to treat overuse injuries in athletes today. Developed over two decades ago by a Japanese chiropractor, Kenzo Kase, DC, the technique is already widely used in much of the world, and was highly visible on many athletes in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Kinesio-Tape is fundamentally different from conventional sports tape, which limits range of motion and circulation by restricting movement of the affected muscle and joints. As a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and Certified RockTape Functional Movement Technique (FMT) Provider , Dr. Francis can utilize this highly elastic tape to improve range of motion of the injured muscle & joint, while lifting the skin and fascia away from the injured area. This will allow blood to flow properly and alleviate swelling, thus promoting healing.

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