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?
hand therapy HawkGrips IASTM Graston instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

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!

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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