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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.

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