As 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.
Our patient population is typically medicolegal, private medical, or self funded, and I treat every patient I see with HawkGrips. My patients with soft-tissue injuries have found HawkGrips treatment to be the best method for rehabilitating them back to function/sport.
I have a HawkGrips Gold Set and utilize all seven instruments, each of which has a distinctive purpose and effect. I’ve actually found that combining HawkGrips with joint manipulation is the most successful form of treatment, and patients often comment on the efficacy of this conjunctive therapy.
Improving as a Physiotherapist
When I bought my Gold Set, my goal was to improve as a physiotherapist. I had heard good things about HawkGrips and decided to try them for myself. Once I did, I immediately saw and felt the benefits.
They are not only effective in treating soft tissue but also much easier on a therapist’s hands than conventional massage, thus causing less fatigue. I can now work longer and keep my hands safe from wear and tear, thanks to HawkGrips.
• Clinicians in the United Kingdom and Ireland who would like to learn more about HawkGrips can see a schedule of upcoming courses on the Physiquipe website. A North American course schedule can be found on the HawkGrips website.
Pritpal Chana works for Physiotherapy Kent Ltd. in the United Kingdom as a senior clinical lead physiotherapist and also operates a private clinic called ChanaPhysiotherapy. He has attended the HawkGrips “Level I: IASTM Fundamentals” course as well as the “Soft Tissue and Pain Management” course that is taught by HawkGrips Instructor Ken Johnson, PT, and offered by Physiquipe, official United Kingdom distributor for HawkGrips. The latter course combines myofascial acoustic compression therapy, IASTM, targeted negative pressure, and laser therapy.
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