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Why Do Practitioners Wear Gloves When Performing #IASTM?

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Do You Wear Gloves?

Nitrile Treatment Gloves

Why do practitioners of IASTM wear blue treatment gloves?

IASTM aka “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization,” is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools such as the M2T-Blade

The M2T-Blade is an all-in-one treatment tool use to detect and treat muscle pain and myofascial adhesions.

Our goal at the M2T-Blade is to provide world class education and knowledge and provide support to our registrants, practitioners, and customers.

One questions we always receive is about the validity and purpose of wearing gloves during an IASTM Treatment.

Here is our response:

4 Benefits to wearing nitrile gloves while performing IASTM

1) Facsial Tactile Feedback

With M2T-Blade - we always suggest to have one hand engaged with patient {free hand} and other hand on the tool to help with passive motion while performing IASTM Technique. Wearing gloves will allow free hand to engage fascia.

2) Grip Of Tool

Using cremes can be messy and slippery. Wearing gloves will allow better hold on the tool without slipping.

3) Cleanliness

4) Transfer between modalities and techniques

With the M2T-Blade, it is not a be all, end all. We suggest to incorporate other modalities like taping, cupping and Active Release. With using a tool and creme it may be tricker to transfer from modalities as hands will be full of lotion. Using gloves allow you to do multiple modalities with greater outcome.

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M2T blade breaks down fibrous tissue, knotted muscles and scar tissue. This is a very safe and effective technique. Adhesions, fibrous tissue within the soft tissue which may have developed due to repetitive strain, immobilization, are broken down with IASTM to allow restoration of function.

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M2T-Blade Published Research: Short term effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization on pain and activities of daily living in subjects with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis

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M2T-Blade Published Research: Short term effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization on pain and activities of daily living in subjects with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis

In November 2017, a research paper was published from KLE University on the short term effects of IASTM with the M2T-Blade on Osteoarthritis. 

Our major goal at the M2T-Blade is to provide a higher quality education and a better product so that practitioners and trainers can provide a higher quality of treatment to their clients. 

More about the research paper:

Aim: To study the effectiveness of Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization using M2T blade in Osteoarthritis of Patello-Femoral joint to reduce pain and improve Activities of daily living.

Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of M2T blade and conventional physiotherapy with Conventional physiotherapy alone on pain and activities of daily living in subjects with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis.

Method: A Randomized controlled trial, 34 Patellofemoral osteoarthritis subjects were, divided in 2 groups. All the subjects were evaluated for Pain, Physical functioning of joints and the range of motion and outcome measures such as VAS, WOMAC and ROM which were noted on Day 1 of intervention and Day 7, both Pre and Post treatment. Results: Analysis was done using T-test, Subjects of Group A received M2T blade and Conventional physiotherapy showed significant improvement as compared to the subjects of group B which received Conventional physiotherapy only.

Conclusion: Present study concluded that M2T blade along Conventional Physiotherapy was effective in improving VAS, WOMAC and ROM as compared to conventional Physiotherapy group with patellofemoral osteoarthritis subject.

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M2T-Blade is one of the leading manufacturer of IASTM tools and education, 

The M2T-Blade is developed for Chiropractors, Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, Doctors, and Fitness Trainers to help locate myofascial adhesions and treat them with ease. 

IASTM can help limit pain while improving range of motion and with the new custom coloured IASTM Tool will also be fashionable in your clinic or fitness setting.

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Learn IASTM in Nassau, Bahamas - November 26th, 2017 - Limited 10 Registrations Spots!

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Functional Assessment, IASTM (Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Manipulation) with integration of Kinesiology Taping and Corrective Exercise Prescription.

Date: November 26th, 2017 {9am -6pm)} - Limited to 10 Registrations

Please Note: Fee's are in CAD {$499 USD for Early Bird}

Course Objectives:

The use of the exclusively engineered M2T-Blade Tool in the treatment of soft tissue and fascial restrictions and Adhesions.

Assessment, Physiology, Biomechanics, Functional Anatomy and treatment.

Applications of IASTM as an effective method for treating movement, pain, and dysfunction in several Musculoskeletal conditions.

Explain the concepts and theories behind the restoring optimal soft tissue quality & stimulate the acceleration of the body's natural response post injury.

How to integrate IASTM with the application of Kinesiology Tape in MSK conditions to compliment and enhance the treatment and exercise outcomes.

Course Outline:

  • 9:00 – Functional Assessment, Anatomy
  • 9:30 – Muscle Testing: Physiology, Introduction
  • 10:00 – Orthopaedic Evaluation and Assessment
  • 10:30 – Introduction to IASTM {Technique} 
  • 11:00- Lower Limb Anatomy, treatment, and overview
  • 11:30- Lower Limb Practice
  • 12:00- Upper Limb Anatomy, treatment, and overview
  • 12:30-1:00 Break
  • 1:00 – IASTM – Advanced and Protocols
  • 1:30 – Upper Limb Practice
  • 2:00- Review & Practice of Full Assessment and IASTM Treatment
  • 3:00– Kinesiology Tape Theory and Principles
  • 3:30- Lower Limb Anatomy, treatment, and overview
  • 4:00 – Lower Limb Practice
  • 5:00– Upper Limb Anatomy, treatment, and overview
  • 5:30-Upper Limb Practice
  • 6:00 –7:00 Functional Exercise Prescription and Advanced Functional Assessment Protocols

Cost of course includes:
- 10 hours Theoretical / Intense Practical teaching hours.
- Course Materials, 2 rolls tape

- Course Includes: 1 M2T-Blade {Value at $299 CAD}

- All Product are shipped to address provided upon receiving registration

- Note: This course will be capped at 12 participants

Three Certificates:

1) Certified Functional Myofascial Practitioner and Certified in Functional IASTM ( Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Tool ) Practitioner
2) Certified Vigor Kinetic Tape Practitioner
3) Certified in Corrective Care Program

Date: November 26th, 2017


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Research Paper: Immediate effect of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Iastm) With M2T blade technique in trapezitis: An experimental study

Research Paper: Immediate effect of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Iastm) With M2T blade technique in trapezitis: An experimental study


Abstract Background: Trapizitis is a commonly seen condition in clinical practice. Trapizitis is seen as a result of overuse and faulty posture. Patients usually have pain which limits activities of daily living. Hence the present study is planned to find out an alternate method of treatment of trapizitis which is less time consuming. Objective: To find out the immediate effect of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) with M2T blade technique in trapizitis and spasm. Methods: The study included 50 subjects having unilateral upper trapezius spasm. Participants were assessed and treated with M2T blade. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was taken for pain as an outcome measure before and after the intervention. Results: The mean age according to statistical analysis was 29.02 years. The mean of VAS on pre session was 7.18, which was decreased to mean of 1.18 after 1 session of treatment. The p value was found to be ˂0.01 which is highly significant. Conclusion: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) with M2T Blade technique is an effective tool in immediate reduction of pain in subjects with trapizitis. Keywords: M2T, Myofascial release, Trapezitis, Visual analogue scale 1. Introduction Trapezitis is defined as the inflammation of trapezius muscle leading to pain which is present even during rest and is aggravated by activity [1, 2]. All movements in the upper extremity are reflected in the neck musculature as the muscles of the neck and shoulder region always function as a single unit. The muscles of shoulder and neck particularly upper trapezius and levator scapulae and deep muscles require activation while doing all movements of arm includes slow or fast, resisted or unresisted movements. Muscle recruitment will be more pronounced if the patient carries heavy loads or has developed poor motor habits. Hyper tonus and spasm is often seen in the neck musculature. Working postures with the neck in extreme flexion increase the load moment three to four times causing spasm of the neck muscles. Also working tasks that involve continuous arm movements always generate a static load component on these muscles [3]. M2T is a latest invention in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) which is a technique used for myofascial release and helps to relieve myofascial pain using the M2T blade. Mr Adam Boger was first invented the M2T blade technique in Canada and it was used to reduce the pain and tightness of the particular muscles. The method is based on a newly developed, three-dimensional analysis [4]. The blade consists of 8 treatment planes and in present study are using treatment plane number 1 and 2 for the treatment. The need of the study was to find out the immediate effect of IASTM with M2T blade technique on Trapizitis to know how it can be a beneficial tool pertaining the Physiotherapy arena. There is no literature available pertaining to the immediate effect of IASTM with M2T blade technique on Trapezitis. In this study immediate effect of IASTM with M2T blade technique Trapezitis was examined. 

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Review of M2T-Blade Rogue Red IASTM Instrument

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M2T-Blade is one of the leading international IASTM company that features products for Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist and Personal Trainers.

Recently, The M2T-Blade released two new products: 

1) Equine Series {Release in Germany - July 10th, 2017}

2) Metallic Series. 

The Metallic Series or Rogue Series is the new highlight where we take the same technology as our original M2T-Blade and add custom colours and engraved clinic logo. 

Pictured above is our new Rogue Red - the sleek and stylish M2T-Blade that is now available in Red in the USA, Canada and U.K.

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Effect of IASTM Using M2T Blade on Acute Heel Pain: A Pilot Study

Effect of IASTM Using M2T Blade on Acute Heel Pain:  A Pilot Study

The M2T-Blade has been published in its third research study this past April 2017. We are proud with the positive benefits that are being released of treatment results with the M2T-Blade

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Result: The present study showed 48.7% (p<0.001) reduction in heel pain intensity according to pre and post Foot Function Index score.

Conclusion: M2T blade is effective in reducing heel pain and increase functional activity of the foot immediately after the treatment.

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Discover how IASTM with the M2T-Blade can help you with:

  1. Easily locate and identify areas of tissue adhesion
  2. Improve Client Tissue Healing & Repair
  3. Reduce Tissue Adhesion and Increase Flexibility
  4. Improve Function and Balance
  5. Save your hands, decrease treatment times and get overall greater treatment results!

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Congratulations to our M2T-Blade Asia Team at Global Wellness Festival in Manila!

Our M2T-Blade Asia Team at Global Wellness Event - June 10th, 2017

Our M2T-Blade Asia Team at Global Wellness Event - June 10th, 2017

MANILA – In celebration of Global Wellness Day, Edsa Shangri-La Manila is holding a “body and spirit” festival this June 10th and 11th, 2017.

Participants can expect two days of live workouts and coaching by top experts, live music and entertainment, and a total wellness market open to the public.

The M2T-Blade Asia team had 8 Volunteers scheduled throughout the weekend and educated and performed demonstrations of assessment and treatment techniques utilizing IASTM with the M2T-Blade

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