Dr. Derek has extensive training and holds certification in the use of HawkGrips instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation tools. He has used HawkGrips in a clinical setting for over 10 years to treat soft tissue injuries.
What is HawkGrips Therapy?
HawkGrips Therapy is growing in popularity due to its ability to treat a multitude of conditions. The treatment is non-invasive and uses uniquely designed stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue. Similar to how a comb brushes out knots in hair, the instruments are used to smooth out soft tissue abnormalities, improving range of motion and decreasing pain.
What Can I Expect?
HawkGrips Therapy can result in tenderness of the treatment area as the healing process initiates. Any discomfort can typically be controlled with stretching and rest. It is recommended that you drink six to eight glasses of water per day. Proper hydration is imperative to foster proper healing.
The instruments are uniquely designed with specific edges to ensure precise treatment. This increases more immediate response and decreases treatment time. HawkGrips are used by hundreds of world famous organizations including the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers, U.S.A. Track and Field, U.S. Olympic Ski Team, Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Rothman Institute; among many others. They demand the best, and so should you.
What Does Treatment Involve?
Your clinician will assess your condition, evaluating strength and range of motion in order to determine the appropriate treatment. A typical HawkGrips Therapy session includes a warm-up (hot pack or exercise), the instruments being used, stretching, and then a rehabilitative exercise.