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As a chiropractor, I’ve always combined my treatments with soft tissue work, since I feel it’s a crucial adjunct to chiropractic spinal manipulation. I’ve performed soft tissue therapy on patients using my hands as well as other instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) tools. But it wasn’t until I started utilizing HawkGrips that I witnessed an improvement in patient conditions and outcomes within a shorter period of time.

cervical HawkGrips HG7 Boomerang instrument suboccipital muscles

One of the benefits of the HawkGrips HG7 “Boomerang” instrument is its ability to effectively treat the suboccipital muscles.

Because I’ve had numerous experiences with patients making great progress thanks to HawkGrips treatment, I thought I’d share one of my success stories to show how beneficial these instruments can be. A patient came to my office presenting with right-sided cervical pain and limited range of motion in cervical extension, left lateral flexion as well as right and left rotation. His pain also referred into the right shoulder and scapula. He reported the pain as a 7 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most severe.

After performing a complete exam, I found vertebral subluxations as well as muscular adhesions. I began my treatment with heat and electrical stimulation for 10 minutes, then rechecked his range of motion, which remained unchanged. I then performed a chiropractic spinal manipulation of the cervical and thoracic spine, and his range of motion improved at least 50%.

IASTM Therapy

I proceeded with IASTM using HawkGrips instruments, working on the soft tissue of the cervical and thoracic musculature, suboccipitals, levator scapulae, upper trapezius and right scalene muscles. Following treatment, I rechecked his cervical range of motion and it had improved 80%. The patient’s pain level also decreased from 7 to 2 on a scale of 1-10.

He was able to regain full cervical range of motion after just two visits, achieving his health goal at a much faster rate than he would have without HawkGrips treatment. Integrating these instruments into my practice is one of the best decisions I’ve made, not only for myself as a clinician but for the health of my patients as well.

Dr. Shannon Turek is the owner of Core Chiropractic in Boynton Beach, FL.

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