At HawkGrips, we fully believe our instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) products are the finest on the market. But it’s always nice to hear high praise from outside sources too. So we were thrilled to see this great recommendation from Garage Gym Reviews! Here’s a sampling of the complimentary comments made by author Cooper Mitchell:
— “HawkGrips are, in my opinion and that of many others who have much more knowledge about anatomy than I, the premier IASTM toolset. These are professional tools made for the foremost chiropractic and physical therapy practice, or the individual like myself who accepts nothing but the best in every aspect of life. You’ve probably noticed from my reviews that if I’m going to purchase something, I’m going to do it once. Buy the best and you shall experience no buyer’s remorse or need for upgrade. HawkGrips are the best IASTM tools money can buy.”
— “Before contacting HawkGrips, I researched their competitors and nothing was even close to the same quality level. Most of the HawkGrips instruments feature multiple edges depending on their use, and with the higher-end sets there are tools that can be used for every body part. Each tool except for the handlebars also has a [cross-hatch] pattern. At first, I thought it was just a nice touch to stand out from the crowd of smooth IASTM tools, but in use the [enhanced] grip is greatly welcome. When you are digging into adhesions and the skin is covered in emollient, IASTM tools can become slippery. So [this feature] is very helpful in that you don’t have to think about maintaining a solid grip and can rather focus on the area you’re trying to attack.”
— “If you’re like me and have had some experience with IASTM, or you’re a professional looking to upgrade and attract new clients or provide better service to existing clients, I say jump right in. You will not be disappointed. No mobility tool has had such a positive impact on my movement as HawkGrips. I have no connection with HawkGrips outside of them asking for an honest, no-holds barred review. This is simply a product I truly believe is worth the price.”
Thanks Cooper and Garage Gym Reviews, we appreciate the positive feedback and are happy to hear you’re so impressed with our products. For readers out there who want to learn more about HawkGrips and all that we have to offer, please feel free to contact us.
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...
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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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