This blog post will answer a few common questions pertaining to HawkGrips instruments, which are designed for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM):

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HawkGrips Gold Set

What are the instruments made of?

HawkGrips instruments are constructed from highly durable surgical-grade stainless steel, a nonporous substance that significantly decreases the chance of bacteria transfer. Classified as “Type 316” by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International, this brand of stainless steel is also known as “marine-grade” because of its resistance to corrosion even when immersed in water.

How do I clean and sterilize the instruments?

Cleaning the instruments is recommended between IASTM treatments with multiple patients. Any alcohol-based cleaner/disinfectant would be suitable. Many clinicians use the same cleaning product that they would for disinfecting their treatment tables. Soap and warm water will also sufficiently clean the tools. Because our instruments are stainless steel, it’s perfectly safe to sterilize them in an autoclave to ensure zero transfer of bacteria.

I dropped an instrument in the parking lot and it got a nick on the treatment surface. What do I do?

If the treatment surface on any of our instruments has been compromised in any way, simply return the tool to HawkGrips and we’ll replace it at no cost to you!

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