Trista van Lier, MS, ATC
Trista is the Education Coordinator at HawkGrips. She organizes continuing education for HawkGrips as well as instructing clinicians on how to appropriately incorporate HawkGrips into daily practice. Before joining the HawkGrips team, Trista was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. She worked primarily with Men’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, and Softball. Previous to working at HFU, Trista was a graduate assistant at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, PA from 2011-2013. While at WCUPA, she worked with Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Basketball. Trista earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University in 2011 and her Master’s Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She completed her thesis work on the effects of IASTM versus massage in alleviating signs and symptoms of delayed-onset muscle soreness. Trista was first exposed to IASTM in 2010 by a preceptor during her time at BU. The spark of interest grew after taking a CEU course and incorporating IASTM into her daily practice. After seeing years of great results with her athletes by utilizing IASTM, her passion lies in training other sports medicine clinicians how to achieve the same positive results that she sees every day.