Growing Older Doesn't Have To Be a Pain!


Pain is not a part of normal aging!  How many times do people say “I’m just getting older” when describing why they have pain from an injury or other chronic issue that they have experienced on and off over  time?  Aging is not to blame.  While it may take our bodies longer to recuperate from injury as we age, pain is not normal and should not be something that we just come to accept.  Quality of life is important throughout the entire lifespan.  The Grand Traverse Pavilions Wellness Center staff is proud to offer instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to help reduce pain and restore range of motion in our Outpatient Therapy and Inpatient Therapy programs.

What is IASTM?  IASTM may be commonly known by the brand name Graston Technique® or Hawkgrips®.  IASTM uses special instruments to identify and treat restrictions in the soft tissue, normalize the healing of injured ligaments and tendons, and reduce adhesions associated with scar tissue.  It can be used on areas throughout the body to treat a variety of conditions including neck and back pain, jaw pain, Tennis/Golfer’s elbow, hand dysfunction, post-surgical edema/pain/scarring, sciatica, knee pain, ankle sprains, and  plantar fasciitis to name a few. 

Our therapists are passionate about living active lifestyles including cycling, hiking, swimming, paddling, skiing, and enjoying all the wonderful opportunities available in northern Michigan and they want you to be able to live the life you want!  If you have tried other therapy that hasn’t worked for you or if you have an injury that you just haven’t dealt with yet, it’s time to ask your doctor for a prescription for physical or occupational therapy at the Grand Traverse Pavilions! Summer is right around the corner so let us help you get back to living again! Please call us at 231-932-3172 with any questions. 




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Traverse City, MI   49684

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