Exclusive Interviews

Exclusive Interviews

How U.S. Paralympic Team Physical Therapist Dr. Dawn Gulick Helped Implement HawkGrips into the Widener University Curriculum [Interview]

Widener University Dr. Dawn Gulick PhD PT ATC CSCS physical therapy professor HawkGrips IASTMDr. Dawn Gulick, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, is a professor of physical therapy at Widener University in Chester, PA. She began her clinical career as an athletic trainer, before earning her master’s degree in physical therapy more than 30 years ago. Dr. Gulick has been a Widener faculty member for about 22 years and HawkGrips instructor for the past three years. In this Q & A article, she discusses her educational roles, extensive background with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, and how HawkGrips treatment has been implemented into the curriculum at Widener.

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Why Orlando City Soccer Club Massage Therapist Desmond Diaz Treats so Many Pro Athletes with HawkGrips [Interview]

Orlando City Soccer Club Desmond Diaz LMT OMT massage therapist U.S. Women's National TeamDesmond Diaz, LMT, OMT, is the team massage therapist for Orlando City Soccer Club, which competes in the premier American professional league, Major League Soccer (MLS). In this role, Diaz also provides massage therapy for the team’s minor league club (Orlando City B), and sister team (Orlando Pride) that’s a member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). In addition, Diaz has represented the United States as a martial arts assistant coach and competitor, earning several medals in international tournaments. For this Q & A article, he discusses his role with Orlando City, how implementing HawkGrips…

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Why Physical Therapist Dr. Keith Cronin Advocates Combining IASTM and Biomechanical Taping [Interview]

biomechanical taping Dr. Keith Cronin DPT OCS CSCS physical therapist HawkGrips Dynamic TapeDr. Keith J. Cronin, DPT, OCS, CSCS, has been a physical therapist for nine years and owns a niche distribution and education company in Denver called Sports and Healthcare Solutions, LLC. He works with innovative clinicians and companies from around the world to offer effective rehabilitative products and strategies that maximize patient outcomes. In 2018, Dr. Cronin will launch Biomechanikits, a distribution platform that combines quality education, great products and competitive pricing. He first became aware of HawkGrips about four years ago and soon implemented them into patient treatments.

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How Just Two HawkGrips Treatments Helped CUSP 365 Founder Jaclyn DiGregorio Overcome a Debilitating Running Injury [Interview]

CUSP 365 Jaclyn DiGregorio HawkGrips IASTM author marathon runnerJaclyn DiGregorio grew up outside Philadelphia and graduated in May from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She founded the health and wellness brand CUSP 365 in September 2016 and became a published author in April with the book The CUSP Method: Your Guide to Balanced Portions and a Healthy Life. Her “Cusp_It” Instagram account has nearly 4,000 followers, and she’s also a dedicated runner who experienced severe leg pain for almost two years before trying HawkGrips. The transformative results after just two treatments shocked her.

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Bridging an Ocean: Andy Thomas Relates How Physiquipe Became the Official United Kingdom Distributor for HawkGrips [Interview]

Physiquipe Andy Thomas HawkGrips IASTM rehabilitation distributor equipmentAndy Thomas is the founder and director of Physiquipe, based in Manchester, United Kingdom (UK). He launched Physiquipe in 2012, after working as a sport and exercise scientist and distributor of high-tech rehabilitation equipment within the National Health Service (NHS), elite sports world, and to universities and private healthcare clinics. Five years later, the company now has seven global partners (including HawkGrips) with the same goal – to raise the standards of healthcare. Physiquipe does this by hand-picking the best rehabilitation technology, and providing educational training and courses…

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Why Chiropactor and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Specialist Dr. Debbie Bright Uses HawkGrips with Every Patient [Interview]

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization HawkGrips IASTM Dr. Debbie Bright chiropractor chiropracticDr. Debbie Bright, DC, MS, is the owner and founder of iMotion Therapies in La Jolla, CA, a section of San Diego. Originally from Boonville, MO, she graduated in December 2012 with her doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan University in suburban St. Louis. Dr. Bright moved to San Diego a year later and first learned about HawkGrips in February 2014. Since founding iMotion Therapies in the summer of 2014, the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization specialist now utilizes HawkGrips with literally every patient who walks through her door.

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Why Chiropractor Dr. Malachi Henry Credits HawkGrips for Saving His Career as an Ironman Triathlete [Interview]

Dr. Malachi Henry DC chiropractor Ironman triathlete Kona HawaiiDr. Malachi Henry, DC, is an elite triathlete who recently accomplished the incredible feat of qualifying for the 2017 Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. Originally from Columbus, IN, he graduated from Xavier University, Cincinnati, in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in natural science. Dr. Henry then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL, graduating in December 2016. His stellar Ironman career has encompassed great heights and one particular abyss, when he was unable to train for six months from 2014-2015 due to acute iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome. What rescued Dr. Henry from…

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Athletic Trainer Scott Dolly Relates How HawkGrips Are Helping to Change the Current Model in Healthcare [Interview]

Scott Dolly athletic trainer HawkGrips ATC IASTM Evolution Human Performance and RehabilitationScott Dolly, MS, ATC, CSCS, is the owner and CEO of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation in Winchester, VA. A top sports performance and rehabilitation specialist, he earned his master’s degree in athletic training at Shenandoah University. Dolly specializes in movement analysis and biomechanics, as well as myofascial release and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). He also works with RUNGA, an eight-day retreat in Costa Rica where attendees train with top professionals in their fields, and Spartan Race as a provider of movement analysis and IASTM/manual therapy services for pro athletes.

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How Physician Dr. Annette Racaniello Overcame Decades of Injury-Induced Disability Thanks to HawkGrips [Interview]

Dr. Annette Racaniello DO runner HawkGrips IASTM patientDr. Annette Racaniello, DO, is a family practice physician based in Brookhaven, NY. She became an avid runner nearly 50 years ago, even competing in the 1976 Boston Marathon long before the recent running boom made marathoning a mainstream pursuit. But in 1990, Dr. Racaniello suffered a devastating accident while running. This led to a nightmare of 13 surgical procedures and extensive biomechanical dysfunction over the ensuing decades that robbed her of mobility, quality of life, and the ability to pursue her favorite recreational activity. But about two years ago, Dr. Racaniello discovered HawkGrips…

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Taming ‘Tennis Elbow’ Through HawkGrips Therapy, Exercise, and Activity Modification

tennis elbow Dr. Jim Wagner American Occupational Therapy Association AOTA annual conference exposition HawkGrips therapy“Tennis elbow,” a diagnosis that strikes fear into the hearts of clinicians the world over! (OK… that may be a slight overstatement). Why is this condition so dreaded? Because when treating tennis elbow, everything works and nothing works. Tennis elbow is one of the most commonly diagnosed and discussed musculoskeletal conditions known to humankind. An article by Arnett et al. on the evaluation and treatment of lateral epicondylitis reported a 2-percent incidence in the general population, with a significantly higher rate among manual laborers.

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!

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.

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…

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…

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