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What are some of the greatest needs in a busy clinic? Speed, cleanliness, and evidence-based effectiveness in treatment rank near the top when managing a hectic practice. As clinicians in today’s healthcare environment, we need to do more with less. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) utilizing HawkGrips instruments has been a “game-changer” in treating soft tissue dysfunction at the hand and upper-extremity clinic where I work.

HawkHydro water-based emollient HawkGrips IASTM instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

HawkHydro (left) and HawkHydro+ (right) water-based emollients are revolutionary new products in the field of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

When combined with good clinical reasoning skills, IASTM for the right patient at the right time has shown great effectiveness in the rehabilitation literature. But utilizing various oil-based emollients with IASTM treatments can be time-consuming, requiring soft tissue prep and clean-up. There’s also some concern about the potential for facility-acquired infections with traditional emollients.

HawkHydro, the new water-based emollient from HawkGrips, ably addresses all of these issues. Maneuvering our patients through their treatment regimen has now been made even easier, and with increased infection control as a bonus. Just a few drops from the HawkHydro bottle and I’m ready to implement my IASTM treatment, with no mess or need to use a tongue depressor/gloved hand to obtain emollient from a jar.

Ease of Use

The instruments glide easily with very little clean-up and are non-irritating to the skin. Patient feedback about HawkHydro when compared to other emollients has been overwhelmingly positive. Using less emollient with HawkHydro is a cost-saver as well, and we all know the ability to conserve even a little time and money is huge!

The HawkHydro bottle is easily portable from clinic to clinic. It can also be utilized with one hand while never touching the patient. Furthermore, there’s another new water-based emollient from HawkGrips called HawkHydro+ that offers all the same features but with one key additional ingredient: a polymer that dries to a tacky finish. This enables the application of therapeutic tape to the target area immediately after treatment, enhancing the adhesion between skin and tape.

Overall, I’ve found that HawkHydro water-based emollient fits perfectly into my daily practice, and I highly recommend you give it a try too.

✱ Press Release: HawkGrips Launches Revolutionary Emollients to Enhance Soft Tissue Mobilization Treatment Options

Dr. Jim Wagner is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who has specialized in treating upper-extremity and sports-related injuries for 24 years. He is currently team leader at the hand/upper-extremity center of The Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA, as well as an adjunct professor in the occupational therapy programs at both Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY, and Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

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