An FDA Registered Medical Device, the Fiix Elbow was developed by physical therapists to automate and maximize accessibility to a proven clinical procedure known as instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).
Historically, physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists administer IASTM manually using a stainless-steel tool to deliver deep, repetitive strokes to the forearm tendon, thereby applying controlled microtrauma. This process breaks down scar tissue, releases adhesions, stimulates circulation and promotes collagen synthesis to decrease pain and encourage healing at the cellular level.
The Fiix Elbow enables people to replicate this treatment conveniently and easily at home. Individuals simply strap the device onto their forearm for 10 minutes per day, three days per week for eight weeks while the steel massage elements automatically treat the injured tendon. In addition, the Fiix Elbow protocol includes physical therapist-prescribed stretching and strengthening exercises to improve forearm flexibility and strength.
Because the Fiix Elbow is specifically designed to promote healing and functional restoration of the injured tendon in tennis elbow, it has proven to be quite successful. Trials have shown that 96 percent of users experienced reduced pain, with an 85 percent increase in grip strength and a 76 percent improvement in functional activities.