HawkGrips Education

"Awesome course!"

This is an awesome course! I saw immediate, positive results during the hands-on sections. The instructor had a vast knowledge of the applications, which he applied in the course and in his practice. Excellent course for any level therapist to take.

Patrick Weter, PTA Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere, IL

 

"I put the techniques to use the first day!"

The instructor was very knowledgeable and the techniques practical. I was able to return to clinic and put the techniques to use with several patients the first day! I was very impressed with the outcomes from implementing this in our clinic! So were the patients.

Barbara Deering, PT, CLT-LANA, CAPP, CKTP Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Florida Hospital Deland

"Awesome course!"

This is an awesome course! I saw immediate, positive results during the hands-on sections. The instructor had a vast knowledge of the applications, which he applied in the course and in his practice. Excellent course for any level therapist to take.

Patrick Weter, PTA Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere, IL

 

"I put the techniques to use the first day!"

The instructor was very knowledgeable and the techniques practical. I was able to return to clinic and put the techniques to use with several patients the first day! I was very impressed with the outcomes from implementing this in our clinic! So were the patients.

Barbara Deering, PT, CLT-LANA, CAPP, CKTP Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Florida Hospital Deland

  • We have the best instructors in the industry, you’ll enjoy the courses.
  • Online pre-course (saves some of your weekend).
  • Get started sooner with Level-1, add Level-2 when you’re ready.
  • Fresh curriculum–current and updated techniques are taught.
  • Get deep discounts on HawkGrips instruments.
  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Convenient, learn on your schedule.
  • Revisit courses anytime for memory refresher.
  • Learn in small, easy to digest increments.
  • Lower cost vs. live courses.

A Few Words From Our Founder

I originally conceived HawkGrips instruments through my own real-life experience as a rehab patient after I nearly died in a skiing accident. I learned first hand that IASTM practitioners are only as good as their tools and techniques, and that’s why I set out to create the world’s finest instruments and educational programs in the industry.

HOW THE FINEST INSTRUMENTS IN THE WORLD ARE CREATED

Serious professionals who are dedicated to their craft demand the very best. That’s why HawkGrips instruments are cast from the very finest surgical grade stainless steel in existence. They’re shaped and honed by skilled American craftsmen with an eye for precision with good old-fashioned sweat, then finished and hand polished to perfection. Not a single imperfection is tolerated, only the finest instruments in our industry are produced.

HawkGrips are not only impressive to look at, but their quality is something you can feel in your hand the moment you pick them up. With our patented cross-hatch gripping texture, you’ll find the instruments are designed to decrease fatigue and slippage, and to assist in providing the best treatment experience for both you and your patient.

HawkGrips are beautiful IASTM instruments you’ll own for a lifetime, which is why we also guarantee them forever.

How to Relieve Tension Headaches with HawkGrips by Treating the Upper Trapezius Muscle

tension headaches upper trapezius muscle HawkGrips IASTM Trista Barish Mark Shires Baltimore OriolesAlthough I’m a certified athletic trainer, it’s rare that I seek any type of physical treatment for myself. There are many reasons, but mostly I just feel bad about asking fellow clinicians to treat me when I know they’ve already been treating patients all day. Recently though, something wonderful happened. I asked Mark Shires, MS, ATC, PES, to treat my left shoulder and neck because of tension headaches I’ve been experiencing and he said yes!

British Physiotherapist Applauds the Transformative Impact of HawkGrips on His Patients and Practice

physiotherapist HawkGrips IASTM United Kingdom Pritpal Chana Physiquipe patient clinic Physiotherapy Kent Ltd. ChanaPhysiotherapyAs a physiotherapist, I have been using HawkGrips for more than six months now and they are by far the best investment I’ve made for my work and business. Patients love these instruments and the outcomes they produce. Utilizing HawkGrips for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) has transformed my clinic into a desirable place to receive physiotherapy. Not only do patients enjoy the treatment itself, but also the quick and effective results. My patients with soft-tissue injuries have found…

Navigating Neurological Conditions: Instructor Kraig Bano Shares the Attendee Excitement From a Recent HawkGrips Course Near Scenic Salt Lake City

neurological Neuroworx Wasatch Salt Lake City Sandy Utah HawkGrips IASTM courseAt the base of the Wasatch Mountains, about 13 miles south of Salt Lake City, is scenic Sandy, UT. On my way to the Neuroworx facility there to teach a HawkGrips instructional course, those majestic mountains formed the backdrop to one the most picturesque landscapes I’ve ever seen. Soon after arriving, I learned that Neuroworx, a community-based outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in neurological conditions, was every bit as impressive as the peaks surrounding it.

How Physical Therapist and HawkGrips Instructor Dr. Lindsay Becker Launched a Pioneering Private Practice Geared Toward Golfers

golfers Augusta National Golf Club Masters Tournament Dr. Lindsay Becker Buckeye Performance Golf physical therapistThere are many telltale harbingers of spring, from warmer temperatures to longer days, chirping birds and blooming trees. But for golf enthusiasts, the most compelling sign winter has mercifully ended is the iconic Masters Tournament. Hosted annually by majestic Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the Masters tees off this week amid great fanfare as the world’s best golfers compete for the coveted green jacket. The start of the Masters also symbolizes that the busy season is underway for Dr. Lindsay Becker…

HawkGrips in the United Kingdom: Physiquipe Coordinates an IASTM Introductory Workshop at Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University HawkGrips IASTM introductory workshop Physiquipe instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizationLast month, the student became the teacher when I had an opportunity to return to my alma mater, Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom, and instruct an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) workshop for third-year students. Physiquipe, the official United Kingdom distributor for HawkGrips, collaborates with universities to offer students the ability to gain continuing professional development hours on IASTM. This experience not only improves their curriculum vitae, but also…

Why Quality and Service Matter When You Compare Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Companies

handlebar chiropractor Dr. Ron Donato lower back patient instrument HawkGrips IASTMIt’s fair to say that as a chiropractic physician and CrossFit trainer, I advocate a realistic, sustainable diet plan and constantly varied fitness routine. Hopefully, we can all agree that not all diet plans are created equal, and there’s no “magic pill” or “perfect” diet. Do your best to avoid processed foods 80-90% of the time and it’s safe to say you are “eating right.” We can probably also agree that not all exercise plans are created equal, and there’s no “magic machine” or “perfect” movement. Move properly with solid…

Jammin’ in Jamaica: Instructor Dr. Andrew Contreras Brings Back Great Memories from the First HawkGrips Course in the Caribbean

Jamaica Kingston University of the West Indies HawkGrips IASTM educational course instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization Dr. Drew ContrerasWhen I was told that I’d get to teach a HawkGrips Level I educational course in Kingston, Jamaica, here are the top three things that popped into my head: 1) Bob Marley, 2) Usain Bolt, and 3) rum. After spending a day instructing physical therapists at the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies, these are the top three things I walked away thinking: 1) Bob Marley, 2) Usain Bolt, and 3) rum. Let me explain. The setup was similar to any other course I’ve ever instructed before, but something different…

Los Angeles Dodgers Physical Therapist Dr. Steve Smith Praises HawkGrips as the Best IASTM Products on the Market

Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball HawkGrips physical therapist Dr. Steve SmithMy name is Dr. Steve Smith and I’m a sports physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. I’ve been a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization since January 2012 and currently hold the position of major league physical therapist. Prior to joining the Dodgers, I earned a master’s degree from the The University of Maryland Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in 2002, followed by a doctoral degree in 2003. I spent the first several years of my career working as a staff…

Taking a Look Back at the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting

APTA Combined Sections Meeting New Orleans HawkGrips Handlebar instrument treatment demonstrationThe American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) puts on a few big conferences throughout the year, and the Combined Sections Meeting held every winter is its biggest. This year’s edition actually set a record with more than 17,000 attendees, making it the APTA’s largest event of all time! Held in New Orleans from Feb. 21-24, the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting marked the third year in a row that the conference achieved a record attendance number, and HawkGrips was right in the middle of it.

APTA Combined Sections Meeting Poster Presentation Details the Effectiveness of IASTM for Plantar Heel Pain

plantar heel pain patient HawkGrips IASTM treatment research study CSMAt a recent APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), I presented a poster titled, “Utilization of Manual Therapy Including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization for Recalcitrant Plantar Heel Pain.” My co-authors included Temple University colleagues Dr. Ziad Labbad, DPM, MD, Dr. Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS, and podiatric medical student Chinenye Ezike, BS.We noted that plantar heel pain (or plantar fasciosis) is a painful, degenerative, non-inflammatory condition that limits daily function. Patients often describe “first-step” pain after periods of non-weight bearing and heel pain…

How to Relieve Tension Headaches with HawkGrips by Treating the Upper Trapezius Muscle

tension headaches upper trapezius muscle HawkGrips IASTM Trista Barish Mark Shires Baltimore OriolesAlthough I’m a certified athletic trainer, it’s rare that I seek any type of physical treatment for myself. There are many reasons, but mostly I just feel bad about asking fellow clinicians to treat me when I know they’ve already been treating patients all day. Recently though, something wonderful happened. I asked Mark Shires, MS, ATC, PES, to treat my left shoulder and neck because of tension headaches I’ve been experiencing and he said yes!

British Physiotherapist Applauds the Transformative Impact of HawkGrips on His Patients and Practice

physiotherapist HawkGrips IASTM United Kingdom Pritpal Chana Physiquipe patient clinic Physiotherapy Kent Ltd. ChanaPhysiotherapyAs a physiotherapist, I have been using HawkGrips for more than six months now and they are by far the best investment I’ve made for my work and business. Patients love these instruments and the outcomes they produce. Utilizing HawkGrips for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) has transformed my clinic into a desirable place to receive physiotherapy. Not only do patients enjoy the treatment itself, but also the quick and effective results. My patients with soft-tissue injuries have found…

Navigating Neurological Conditions: Instructor Kraig Bano Shares the Attendee Excitement From a Recent HawkGrips Course Near Scenic Salt Lake City

neurological Neuroworx Wasatch Salt Lake City Sandy Utah HawkGrips IASTM courseAt the base of the Wasatch Mountains, about 13 miles south of Salt Lake City, is scenic Sandy, UT. On my way to the Neuroworx facility there to teach a HawkGrips instructional course, those majestic mountains formed the backdrop to one the most picturesque landscapes I’ve ever seen. Soon after arriving, I learned that Neuroworx, a community-based outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in neurological conditions, was every bit as impressive as the peaks surrounding it.

How Physical Therapist and HawkGrips Instructor Dr. Lindsay Becker Launched a Pioneering Private Practice Geared Toward Golfers

golfers Augusta National Golf Club Masters Tournament Dr. Lindsay Becker Buckeye Performance Golf physical therapistThere are many telltale harbingers of spring, from warmer temperatures to longer days, chirping birds and blooming trees. But for golf enthusiasts, the most compelling sign winter has mercifully ended is the iconic Masters Tournament. Hosted annually by majestic Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the Masters tees off this week amid great fanfare as the world’s best golfers compete for the coveted green jacket. The start of the Masters also symbolizes that the busy season is underway for Dr. Lindsay Becker…

HawkGrips in the United Kingdom: Physiquipe Coordinates an IASTM Introductory Workshop at Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University HawkGrips IASTM introductory workshop Physiquipe instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizationLast month, the student became the teacher when I had an opportunity to return to my alma mater, Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom, and instruct an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) workshop for third-year students. Physiquipe, the official United Kingdom distributor for HawkGrips, collaborates with universities to offer students the ability to gain continuing professional development hours on IASTM. This experience not only improves their curriculum vitae, but also…

Why Quality and Service Matter When You Compare Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Companies

handlebar chiropractor Dr. Ron Donato lower back patient instrument HawkGrips IASTMIt’s fair to say that as a chiropractic physician and CrossFit trainer, I advocate a realistic, sustainable diet plan and constantly varied fitness routine. Hopefully, we can all agree that not all diet plans are created equal, and there’s no “magic pill” or “perfect” diet. Do your best to avoid processed foods 80-90% of the time and it’s safe to say you are “eating right.” We can probably also agree that not all exercise plans are created equal, and there’s no “magic machine” or “perfect” movement. Move properly with solid…

Jammin’ in Jamaica: Instructor Dr. Andrew Contreras Brings Back Great Memories from the First HawkGrips Course in the Caribbean

Jamaica Kingston University of the West Indies HawkGrips IASTM educational course instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization Dr. Drew ContrerasWhen I was told that I’d get to teach a HawkGrips Level I educational course in Kingston, Jamaica, here are the top three things that popped into my head: 1) Bob Marley, 2) Usain Bolt, and 3) rum. After spending a day instructing physical therapists at the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies, these are the top three things I walked away thinking: 1) Bob Marley, 2) Usain Bolt, and 3) rum. Let me explain. The setup was similar to any other course I’ve ever instructed before, but something different…

Los Angeles Dodgers Physical Therapist Dr. Steve Smith Praises HawkGrips as the Best IASTM Products on the Market

Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball HawkGrips physical therapist Dr. Steve SmithMy name is Dr. Steve Smith and I’m a sports physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. I’ve been a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization since January 2012 and currently hold the position of major league physical therapist. Prior to joining the Dodgers, I earned a master’s degree from the The University of Maryland Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in 2002, followed by a doctoral degree in 2003. I spent the first several years of my career working as a staff…

Taking a Look Back at the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting

APTA Combined Sections Meeting New Orleans HawkGrips Handlebar instrument treatment demonstrationThe American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) puts on a few big conferences throughout the year, and the Combined Sections Meeting held every winter is its biggest. This year’s edition actually set a record with more than 17,000 attendees, making it the APTA’s largest event of all time! Held in New Orleans from Feb. 21-24, the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting marked the third year in a row that the conference achieved a record attendance number, and HawkGrips was right in the middle of it.

APTA Combined Sections Meeting Poster Presentation Details the Effectiveness of IASTM for Plantar Heel Pain

plantar heel pain patient HawkGrips IASTM treatment research study CSMAt a recent APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), I presented a poster titled, “Utilization of Manual Therapy Including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization for Recalcitrant Plantar Heel Pain.” My co-authors included Temple University colleagues Dr. Ziad Labbad, DPM, MD, Dr. Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS, and podiatric medical student Chinenye Ezike, BS.We noted that plantar heel pain (or plantar fasciosis) is a painful, degenerative, non-inflammatory condition that limits daily function. Patients often describe “first-step” pain after periods of non-weight bearing and heel pain…

A Few Words From Our Founder

I originally conceived HawkGrips instruments through my own real-life experience as a rehab patient after I nearly died in a skiing accident. I learned first hand that IASTM practitioners are only as good as their tools and techniques, and that’s why I set out to create the world’s finest instruments and educational programs in the industry.

Who Uses HawkGrips?

Our instruments are considered the industry gold standard. That’s why the world’s top institutions choose HawkGrips.

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