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Ergo stm snapshot 3.26
Intuitive, All-Purpose, Ergonomic
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue
Mobilization (IASTM) Tool
March 26, 2019
What is the problem?
• The Instrument Assisted
Soft Tissue Mobilization
(IASTM) technique is
used by Therapists,
multiple soft tissue
• Current tools in the
market have poor
How does product/service solve problem?
Multiple modes of
No spreading of
lotion to fingers
Every edge is used to
Simple cost and
What is the market use?
• Physical Therapists:
– 239,800 (2016), projected to grow 28% from 2016-2026
• Massage Therapists:
– 160,300 (2016), projected to grow 26% from 2016-2026
– 47,400 (2016), projected to grow 12% from 2016-2026
• Athletic Trainers:
– 27,800 (2016), projected to grow 23% from 2016-2026
What competition exists?
IASTM Tools Ergonomics Usability Accessibility
“I had less thumb/finger discomfort with this tool, and the overall ergonomic capabilities for
the practitioner are much better” – Lauren Huckstep, DPT (Athletico, St. Louis)
What is the status of the intellectual property?
• Patent Application
– US 20160166459 A1
– Device design
– Method of using the device
What is the stage of development?
• We have 3D printed
• Received an initial
quote on prototype
tooling from a
• Regulatory Pathway:
Class I Medical Device
(only need to register as
an establishment with the
What is needed for further development?
• Experienced Entrepreneur or Licensee
– Sales/Distribution – through product catalogs and online
(Amazon sales for other products have gone up in the last