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can
restrict
range
of
motion
 and
impair
quality
of
movement.

 What
are
the
benefits
of
using
the
FAT‐Tool?
 


 This
 device
 can
 enhance
 recovery
 after
 hard
 workouts
 and
 improve
 athletic
 performance
 by
 optimizing
 soft
 tissue
 mobility
 and
 increasing
 range
 of
 motion.
 What
is
the
FAT‐Tool?

 

 The
 FAT‐Tool
 has
 a
 unique
 design
 that
 allows
 a
 single
 tool
 to
 have
 multiple
 treatment
edges
and
surfaces
with
a
comfortable
handle.
This
fascia.com
 .
 
The
patented
textured
 finish
 helps
 to
 decrease
 tissue
 sensitivity
 while
 allowing
 a
 better
 grip
 of
 surface
 tissue
and
deeper
tissue
mobilization.
All
this
is
done
without
damaging
tissue.Fascial
Mobilization
and
the
Fat‐Tool

 What
is
Fascial
Mobilization?


 
 Fascial
mobilization
using
the
FAT‐Tool

targets
and
loosens
the
fascia
that
surrounds
 and
interconnects
muscle
tissue.

These
attributes
maximize
the
ability
of
the
 FAT‐Tool
 to
 loosen
 areas
 of
 increased
 fascial
 tension
 and
 stimulate
 an
 environment
 of
 improved
 fluid
 dynamics.
 including
 improved
 blood
 flow
 and
 lymphatic
circulation.FAT‐Tool.
when
tight.
 
The
 FAT‐Tool
 will
 not
 bruise
 or
 damage
 tissue
 when
 used
as
instructed
!
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 The
 FAT‐Tool
 has
 been
 reported
 to
 help
 improve
 motor‐firing
 patterns
 by
 optimizing
soft
tissue
mechanics
and
stimulating
specialized
receptors
within
the
 skin
 and
 underlying
 fascia.

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 Tight.com
 .
restricted
muscles

 and
surrounding
fascia
 Areas
of
healed
scar
tissue
from

 cuts.
surgery
or
intramuscular
tears
 Areas
of
tight
surface
tissue
tension
that
can
 inhibit
lymphatic
and
micro‐circulation
restricting

 fluid
dynamics
to
underlying
musculature
 Areas
of
abnormal
motor
control
 where
tissue
is
“catching”
during

 movement
or
through
ranges
of
motion
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FAT-Tool Design and Treatment Edges ANGLE #1 and #2 TREATMENT EDGE #7 HANDLE 
 TREATMENT EDGE #1 TREATMENT EDGE #2 TREATMENT EDGE #3 TREATMENT EDGE #4 TREATMENT EDGE #5 TREATMENT EDGE #6 2 beveled surfaces (one on each side) 1 tapered surface www.FAT‐Tool.com
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FAT-Tool Design and Treatment Edges Mini Model TREATMENT EDGE #1 TREATMENT EDGE #2 TREATMENT EDGE #3 TREATMENT EDGE #4 TREATMENT EDGE #5 www.com
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 For
 example.
bend
the
nearby
joint
to
approximately
50%‐75%
 of
 the
 available
 range
 of
 motion.
 Then
 test
 at
 75%
 flexion
and
try
again.


 The
ingredients
in
the
warming
balm
help
with
tissue
healing
and
warms
the
area
for
several
 hours
after
use
to
improve
micro‐circulation

and
maintain
the
improved
tissue
mobility.
 bend
 the
 knee
 to
 50%
 available
 flexion
 scan
 to
 determine
 if
 the
 range
 is
 appropriate
 to
 locate
 the
 increased
 tissue
 tension
 in
 question.com
 .

 The
application
of
a
thin
layer
of
warming
balm
allows
for
smoother
movement
of
the
Fat‐Tool
 while
at
the
same
time.
 Apply
a
Warming
Balm
 
 A
SMALL
amount
of
warming
balm
should
be
applied
to
the
area
being
assessed
and
treated.
helping
to
increase
friction
between
the
tool
and
the
skin.
You
will
be
able
to
fell
the
difference
 and
 determine
 which
 range
 gives
 best
 feedback
 with
 the
 FAT‐Tool.FAT‐Tool.
 if
 treating
 the
 thigh.
 www.
To
accomplish
the
desired
tissue
 tension.Using
the
Fat‐Tool
 Getting
Ready
to
Use
the
FAT‐Tool
 Getting
ready
to
use
the
Fat‐Tool
involves
appropriate
stretching
of
the
tissue
to
be
assessed
 and
treated.
followed
by
the
addition
a
warming
balm
as
described
below:
 Create
Tissue
Tension
 
 The
tissue
being
assessed
and
treated
must
be
moderately
 stretched
in
order
to
enable
the
identification
of
restricted
 tissue
 mobility.
 If
 the
 tissue
 in
 the
 area
 being
 assessed
 or
 treated
 is
 too
 loose
 or
 too
 tight
 it
 will
 be
 hard
 to
 locate
 areas
of
tissue
immobility.

FAT‐Tool.Using
the
Fat‐Tool
 Assessing
for
Fascial
Restriction
 Assessment
of
the
patient
involves
locating
and
assessing
areas
of
decreased

 tissue
mobility
by
using
the
feathering
stroke.com
 .

 
 www.
feel
where
there
is
restricted
movement
(decreased
tissue
mobility)
of
 the
underlying
tissue
and
locate
the
line
or
direction
of
the
tension.
When
doing
 this.com
to
watch
a
video
 of
the
feathering
stroke.
 The
 tool
 and
 underlying
 fascia
 will
 move
 more
 freely
 over
 areas
 with
 greater
 tissue
mobility.

You
 can
go
to
www.
apply
a
very
light
pressure
(weight
of
the
tool
only).
 using
the
beveled
edge.
 Follow
the
pathway
of
increased
resistance
to
 determine
where
the
line
or
direction
along
 which
the
greatest
tissue
tension
occurs.

You
 will
then
treat

this
line
of
tissue
tension
using
 the
strokes
illustrated
on
the
next
page.FAT‐Tool.
there
will
be
a
sensation
of
resistance
for
areas
of
decreased
tissue
mobility.
Move
the
tool
over
the
area
of
the
tissue
being
assessed
 in
 all
 directions
 (360
 degrees).
 
While
 performing
 the
 feathering
 stroke
 in
 this
 manner.

 Feathering Stroke
 To
use
the
feathering
stroke.

com
 .Using
the
Fat‐Tool
 Assessing
for
Deeper
Fascial
 Restriction
and
Starting
Tissue
 Mobilization
 Further
Assessment
and
treatment

of
the
patient
involves
locating
areas
of
decreased
 tissue
mobility
by
using
the
sweeping
stroke.
Move
the
tool
in
a
sweeping
manner.com
to
watch
a
video
of
the
 sweeping
stroke.

Maintain
pressure
when
moving
the
tool
and
allow
a
slight
 release
of
pressure
when
pulling
or
returning
the
tool
to
the
starting
position.
Use
 the
 beveled
 profile
 for
 superficial
 tissue
 tension
 and
 the
 tapered
 profile
 for
 more
 deeply
located
tension.

 Go
to
www.FAT‐Tool.

 Sweeping
Stroke
 Apply
 light
 pressure
 with
 the
 tool
 along
 the
 line
 of
 the
 tissue
 tension.

 www.FAT‐Tool.
moving
along
the
 line
 and
 in
 the
 direction
 of
 the
 tissue
 tension
 line
 about
 2/3
 the
 length
 of
 the
 located
tension
line.

maintain pressure when pushing the tool AND when pulling or returning the tool to the starting position.com
 . It involves shorter and more rapid movement of the tool.Using
the
Fat‐Tool
 Mobilizing
Lines
of
Fascial
Tension
 Treat
lines
of
tissue
tension
by
using
the
Fat‐Tool
with
a
burst
stroke

 as
explained
below. To use the burst stroke.FAT‐Tool. Unlike the sweeping stroke. back-and-forth stokes in a direction that moves along the greatest line of tissue tension. Move the tool in rapid. Use either the beveled profile for superficial tissue tension or the tapered profile for more deeply located tension. apply moderate pressure with the tool along the tissue tension line.com to watch a video of the burst stroke. 
 Go to www.FAT-Tool.

 Burst Stroke
 This stroke is the most effective at improving fascial mobility. short (1 to 2 inch). 
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If
there
is
damage
to
the
treatment
 edges
it
is
possible
to
cause
injury
to
your
client.

 
 Tools
can
be
refurbished
if
necessary
by
contacting
sales@FAT‐Tool.FAT‐Tool.Fat-Tool Caring
for
your
FAT‐TOOL
 IT
IS
IMPORTANT
TO
CLEAN
THE
INSTRUMENT
 AFTER
EACH
USE
 CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
 The
best
way
to
clean
the
tool
between
each
use
is
to
use
an
alcohol
 based
hand
sanitizer
and
a
cotton
cloth.
Periodically
warm
water
and
dish
soap
with
a
 soft
scrub
brush
should
be
used.com
 .
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 this
may
effect
the
textured
surface.com.

 
 Avoid
banging
the
tool
on
hard
surfaces
or
rubbing
against
hard
surfaces.
Rub
the
sanitizer
over
the
tool
 then
wipe
with
cotton
cloth.


The
treatment









 should
be
comfortable.FAT‐Tool.
 Too
much
warming
balm:
This
reduces
friction
and
results
in
 excessive
glide.
Common
Mistakes
 In
order
to
get
the
best
results
when
learning
to
use
the
Fat‐Tool.

Also.
consider
and
try
to
 avoid
the
following
most
common
mistakes.
 Improper
burst
stroke
technique:

A
stroke
that
is
too
long
will
 reduce
fascial
release
potential.
 Too
slow
a
stroke:
This
inhibits
the
“tissue
teasing”
mechanism
 that
the
Fat‐Tool’s
textured
surface
has
on
the
underlying
fascia.
The
tapered
surface
is
used
to
 penetrate
to
deeper
fascial
layers
of
decreased
mobility.


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 Using
the
wrong
treatment
surface
to
have
maximal
fascial
 release:

The
beveled
surface
is
used
for
more
superficial
tissue
 tension
and
fascial
restriction.
 Too
much
pressure
on
the
tissue
during
stroke:
This
can

be
 painful
and
lead
to
risk
of
tearing
the
skin.com
 .
 Wrong
direction
of
stroke:
It
is
necessary
to
go
in
the
direction




 of
or
along
the
line
of
maximal
tissue
tension
and
resistance.
applying
pressure
in
the
 wrong
direction
during
the
burst
stroke
is
a
common
mistake:
 Pressure
should
be
maintained
in
both
the
direction
of
the
push
 motion
of
the
tool
AND

the
pull
motion.

in areas of skin rash.com
 .
 If
there
is
any
complaint
of
skin
irritation
or
rash
when
using








 the
Warming
Balm.
 Recent
scars
from
trauma
or
surgery:
If
the
tool
is
used
 inappropriately
or
too
early
it
may
interfere
with
optimal
healing
 potential
or
may
even
reopen
the
tissue.

Wait
at
least
6
weeks




 or
until
the
area
is
seen
to
be
completely
healed
over
before


 using
the
tool
over
these
areas.
discontinue
use
immediately.
 Open wounds or apparent skin rash: Never use the FAT-Tool over these areas. The textured surface can increase the size of the wound and.com
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of
blood
thinners
or
chronic
use
of
NSAIDS:
These
can





 cause
severe
bruising
and
create
too
much
tissue
trauma.
 Fragile skin in elderly clients: The textured surface can tear fragile skin with very little pressure.FAT‐Tool. may tear the skin.
 Please
submit
any
questions
regarding
the
use
of
the
tool
and
submit
any
video
for
a
 new
method
to
use
the
tool
to
comments@FAT‐Tool.