Monday, January 16, 2012

The EDGE Tool Review

I was introduced to the EDGE tool for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) through Dr. Erson Religioso’s blog and website:  After several interactions with Dr. “E,” I discerned a notable advantage to his particular design for IASTM and decided to give it a try. As a Physical Therapist with a background in Bioengineering, bio-physics & ergonomic design are pet peeve of mine. Many who have attended my national lectures have heard my advocacy for the natural physics experienced through kettlebell exercise. I have always supported the use of technologies which work with our body, rather than against our body.
When I ordered my EDGE tool, Dr. “E” immediately followed up with me to ensure shipping & billing information was accurate. I received the product in a very short amount of time and put it to use first chance I got.

I immediately noticed the difference with my first patient. In fact, after using it for only one week, I performed manual therapy on a patient without the EDGE tool and finally realized the amount of strain I have been placing on my fingers all this time!  The shape and multi-surface design of the EDGE tool allows for all ranges of tissue regions to be accessed and manipulated. Furthermore, the ergonomic design provides the clinician leverage on tissues with minimal strain to themselves. The EDGE is an effective clinical tool, a beneficial experience to patients, and ultimately, the return of investment as a preventive measure to manual clinicians is incredible!

For more on the EDGE tool, please visit the EDGE Store and Dr. Religioso's website

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