Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

What is IASTM?
Hereford Physical Therapy utilizes the Hawk Grip tools for IASTM on our patients. The treatment is non-invasive and uses uniquely designed stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue and increase tissue mobilization. Similar to a how a comb brushes out knots in the hair, the instruments are used to smooth out soft tissue abnormalities, improving range of motion and decreasing pain.

What Does Treatment Involve?
Our Physical Therapist will assess your condition, evaluating strength and range of motion in order to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for you. A typical IASTM session includes a warm-up utilizing light exercise or hot packs, instrument mobilizations, stretching and then therapeutic rehabilitative exercises. Many patients see significant results in just a few sessions.

What Can Hawk Grips and IASTM Treat?
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • De Quervain's Syndrome
  • Cesarean Scarring
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Joint Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post Fracture Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Runner's Knee
  • Painful Scars
  • Shin Splints
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • And Many More...

What Can I Expect?
Hawk Grip IASTM can result in tenderness of the treatment site as the healing process initiates. Any minor discomfort typically resolves in a short period of time. It is recommended that you drink six to eight glasses of water per day. Proper hydration is imperative to foster proper healing and soft tissue healing.

HawkGrips IASTM Instruments
Why Hawk Grip IASTM?
The instruments are uniquely designed with specific edges to ensure precise treatment. This increases more immediate positive treatment response and decreases treatment time. Hawk Grips are the finest soft tissue mobilization instruments used by hundreds of clinics and professional sports teams.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment please contact our office at (410) 357-0070