Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is an advanced form of myofascial mobilization – similar to deep-tissue massage. It is primarily used to detect and release scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions.
Practitioners trained in this technique can effectively locate adhesions and restrictions in the soft tissue through the vibrations or undulations that HawkGrips instruments provide. Once these areas have been identified, practitioners may then utilize the instruments to treat and help patients restore to optimal function.
HawkGrips are considered the gold standard of IASTM, designed with a focus on optimal edge geometry and superior “cross-hatched” grips that prevent slippage during treatment. Typically, HawkGrips treatment session is divided into stages.
Stage 1 will start by warming up the tissue to prepare for treatment. Stage 2 is applying the emollient to the tissue to be treated, so the HawkGrips Instruments can slide and glide over the tissue. This is when you will begin the HawkGrips treatment, using the appropriate techniques to address the target tissue. Stage 3, you will complete your HawkGrips treatment with light exercise, as well as gentle stretching, to the affected tissue to promote proper movement and function.
To avoid overworking the tissue, HawkGrips Therapy is performed for a very short time period—usually less than 10 minutes per body part. Some tenderness or redness in the area after treatment is common, and generally fades quickly.
Most patients enjoy the treatment, and begin to feel positive results, including increased range of movement and decreased pain typically after three to five treatments.
HawkGrips are an excellent modality not only for treating injuries and chronic conditions, but also for preventive maintenance, recovery after a workout, and increasing range of motion in healthy patients.
They are safe for use with a wide range of patients, including pediatric and geriatric patients.
If you want to get extraordinary clinical results, you can deliver Winback Tecar Therapy through your HawkGrips IASTM tools.
HawkGrips are available is 4 popular purchase packages. The Intro, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sets are defined below. Just click on an item or set below to view.
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