The Fascial Abrasion Technique Tool mobilizes soft tissues without causing damage or bruising.Developed by Dr. Mark Scappaticci, the revolutionary design of the FAT-Tool features multiple treatment edges and profiles in an all-in-one, tool. In addition, fascial tension release is enhanced with the unique, patented textured surface, which allows for superior grip of the fascia with less direct pressure required.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique Tool is much different than the many assisted soft tissue mobilization tools on the market. Unlike tools such as Graston, ASYM, IASTYM, SASTM, and the Fibroblaster that have a smooth surface, the FAT-Tool has a patented textured surface that allows for maximal tissue tension release without excessive pressure and without bruising.
HEATH CARE PROVIDERS
A unique, professional set of FAT-Tools including a large and smaller tool has been specially designed with the health care provider in mind to help with the management of a variety of difficult to treat soft tissue conditions.
PERSONAL TRAINERS AND STRENGTH COACHES
A specially designed FAT-Tool Sports Model for personal trainers and coaches is available to assist in mobilizing tight fascia and help improve motor function. To obtain a FAT-Tool Sports Model and to learn how to properly and effectively use the tool, personal trainers and coaches are required to enroll in a special FAT-Tool workshop offered through the Poliquin Institute, a world leader in education for personal trainers and coaches. This required course ensures that you will be able to develop skills and confidence in effective use of the tool.
Trevor Painter, Coach
“As a coach I am always striving for efficiency in my Athletes, when I was introduced to the F.A.T. Stick I immediately thought, great, here is something for the Coaches / Therapists to make their efforts more efficient. The tool helps me improve the treatment I deliver whilst causing less stress to myself. I recommend all Coaches to try out the F.A.T. Stick, it could become just as important as your stopwatch!”
“I have been working with soft tissue injuries and issues for 25 years. My clients range from elite world class athletes to everyday issues of stressful holding patterns to persons recovering from radiation fibrosis from treatment for cancer. Whenever the issue lies within the facia structure, using the FAT tools has proven excellent for softening adhesions, scar tissue, tight facial sheaths and even softening firbotic tissues (if used in a very gentle manner.) My clients love the results and the fact that the FAT tools proves to be easier on their tissue than prolonged pressure from the hands. I love the FAT tool because it is much easier on my hands and accomplishes so much in so little time.”
Dustin Williams, X/C & Track and Field Athletic Trainer – MS, ATC, University of Arizona
“I have used many different tools while performing instrumental assisted soft tissue massage on college and Olympic athletes. What I enjoy most about the F.A.T. tool is the unique design of the handle that makes it easier to treat and feel soft tissue adhesions. I am able to treat athletes more efficiently and they get off the table with a reduction in pain, fascial tension, and increase in range of motion.”
Garnet Adair, LMT
“As a massage therapist for almost 25 years, initially, I was a bit skeptical about this tool but after I personally witnessed the almost instantaneous results on college athletes when the tool was being demonstrated to the Athletic Director at the local university, I knew I wanted to incorporate the FAT tool into my practice. My clients are weekend warriors, sedentary employees, the average ‘Joe’ and occasionally, a serious athlete. I love the results my clients experience when I use this tool for just a few minutes in their specific area of need. It’s easy to use and it’s easy on my hands.”