Interview with Fernando Sanz

"Above all, it allows the patient to continue the treatment at home. The patients, with a few simple instructions can use 3TOOL and prolong the effects of the physiotherapy session."

Today we interview Fernando Sanz. Born in Zaragoza in 1979. Works as a physiotherapist in Aragón Handball and Physiotherapy Helse.
Hello Fernando. The other day you commented you had tried 3TOOL on a patient. Could you tell us what your experience was like?

Yes, the first experiences with 3TOOL have been very positive, it has allowed me to apply different techniques very comfortably, both for the therapist and for the patient. Also the results of the treatment have been, at least, as good as with conventional treatments.

Tell us, how did you know about the existence of this new tool?

Through colleagues who were starting to spread the word around, you hear about or see the use they are giving it on social networks and you decide to give it a try.

What benefits do you consider 3TOOL has for the patient?

Above all, it allows the patient to continue the treatment at home. The patients, with a few simple instructions can use 3TOOL and prolong the effects of the physiotherapy session.

And as a physiotherapist, what would you highlight about its use?

It is a tool which makes the work of the physiotherapist easier, being able to use in one single tool applications for commonly used techniques (mobilisations, trigger points, fascial treatment,…) is a great advantage. Furthermore, in the sports setting to which I mainly dedicate myself, the time you have to apply treatment is sometimes limited and it has to be quick, having at your disposal applications in only one tool helps this objective of promptness.

Talking a bit about the functionality of the tool, which of its 3 uses do you consider more effective?

I love the part for treating trigger points. Usually, with your fingers you work applying pressure, and with 3TOOL I can do this for longer and as for the patient the feeling when I work this area is much better.

Do you know or have you worked with any similar tool which exists in the market?

With many applications all in one, no. There are similar tools but for separate functions. And some of them are quite bulky and not very functional… Very hard for the patient to use.

To end, we would like to know, would you recommend it to patients to continue with the treatment at home?

es, without a doubt. We have currently started using it in the team as supplementary individual treatment for each player and we are assessing its use as a prevention mechanism in some injuries.

Many thanks for your time, with that we end our questions regarding 3TOOL. I am not sure if you would like to add something else…

Yes, it’s great that as time goes on there are more tools designed to help the physiotherapist’s job and even more so if they can be used easily by the patients in an autonomous way. This improves the physiotherapy treatment.