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This blog post details a couple of the common questions we hear from people who are interested in learning more about HawkGrips, and provides some general answers to them. Of course, if you’d like any additional information please feel free to contact us at info@hawkgrips.com.

What Are HawkGrips?
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HawkGrips Therapy refers to specialized treatment with HawkGrips instruments, which represents an advanced form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).

HawkGrips are precision-engineered instruments designed to detect and treat restrictions/scar tissue. Their cross-hatch design helps prevent the instruments from slipping in the hands of a clinician. In addition, the many different instrument sizes/shapes enable a clinician to customize each treatment to the patient’s body type and anatomical features without having to compromise quality of care. These stainless-steel instruments resonate according to tissue irregularities so the clinician can more effectively detect and treat adhesions and scar tissue.

What Is HawkGrips Therapy?

HawkGrips Therapy refers to treatment with HawkGrips instruments, which represents an advanced form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Because these tools are the best in IASTM, we feel that patients, clinicians, and doctors shouldn’t ask for anything else. With the purchase of a single instrument or instrument kit comes a training manual. This manual describes HawkGrips Therapy interventions and provides a link to a video that demonstrates various treatments. Please refer to this manual for additional details on HawkGrips Therapy.

Want more education? We also offer two different CEU courses. Click here for further details on attending a course near you or hosting a course!

Trista Barish is the director of education at HawkGrips and can be reached at tbarish@hawkgrips.com.

IASTM: A Performance Enhancement Tool

The human skin is the the largest organ of the integumentary system. It is enriched with dense neurological tissue that permeates the entire body and provides a uniquely accessible means of influencing tone and function of underlying structures. Fascia and muscle generate and transfer kinetic energy in an environment by which functional movement relies on a combination of elastic recoil and eccentric control around a focal, multi-planar axis.

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!

Review: BRIDGING THE GAP FROM REHAB TO PERFORMANCE

  BRIDGING THE GAP FROM REHAB TO PERFORMANCE By Sue Falsone   Review by Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM First, a disclaimer: I’ve known Sue Falsone for almost 20 years and she is a great friend and colleague, and one of the smartest and hardest working people I...

Is Treatment with HawkGrips Painful?

quadriceps treatment HawkGrips IASTM Graston musculoskeletal condition therapyIs treatment with HawkGrips painful? The simple answer to this question is no. However, it may depend on your definition of the word “pain” versus “discomfort.” This treatment is certainly not based on the “no pain, no gain” adage. In fact, if a patient feels pain during treatment, they should inform the clinician that too much pressure is being applied. Then the clinician can modify treatment to ensure it is tolerable for the patient. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) employs smooth…

IASTM Emollient: The What, Why, and How

emollient HawkGrips IASTM Graston instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizationWe often hear questions at HawkGrips about the emollient that’s a necessary adjunct to instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). In this blog post, I’ll provide the answers to these common queries.

What Is It? HawkGrips original oil-based emollient is specifically manufactured to contain the least amount of allergens to reduce the possibility of adverse reactions among your patients.

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