Jun 21, 2017Bracing now as Base Layer
While “Bracing & Supports” is a fairly crowded product category for athletes and trainers, innovation in this category has been historically slow, until now. OS1st® has created an entirely new bracing technology for performance, prevention and therapy. Often used as “bracing between taping” OS1st is different from anything currently available in the training room. The technology is called Base Layer BracingTM and it is revolutionizing the light brace category, already standing as the #1 selling brace brand in the USA “Run Specialty” market. The concept is a hybrid of medical grade graduated compression for circulatory support fused with textile engineered bracing for orthopedic support. Powered by Compression Zone Technology®, the design platform for every OS1st product, this breakthrough delivers FDA registered medical grade support in sleek and powerful performance bracing sleeves.
The difference that OS1st products bring is in their patented design and construction. This is not just another compression sleeve. There are decades of medical research and science in the technology that led to an innovative approach that solves the need for active support outside the training room. The category was missing solutions to critical problems that OS1st products solve effectively and efficiently:
Comfort & Compliance – increasing wearer compliance is a leading design factor for all OS1st products since products not worn can never work well. When athletes cannot be taped or are in between sessions with the trainer, OS1st products will give the needed bracing support.
Slippage – product migration during activity is frustrating and creates ineffectiveness and non-compliance over time. OS1st compression bracing addresses this feature with strategically applied hypoallergenic gel stabilizers.
Moisture management – with pre-treated moisture wicking fibers, OS1st compression bracing sleeves work like a dermal layer transferring moisture away from the skin. They can even be worn in water and dry while wearing.
Consistent support – when it comes to graduated medical grade compression, buyer beware. The company behind OS1st subjects itself to FDA oversight to ensure highest levels of accuracy and efficacy in all products.
Wearability – this is another point of departure for OS1st products as all of our braces are designed to be worn as a base layer whether under gear, apparel, uniforms or heavier bracing devices. No wrinkling, no slipping, no sweating, no problems = higher compliance & better results
Proper compression levels – again, this is a critical element for consideration when using medical grade compression products. OS1st has successfully complied with FDA regulatory oversight and uses quality control measures to ensure safety & efficacy.
OS1st® Base Layer BracingTM was created to resolve many of the issues trainers face when working with their athletes. Function and form both play a part in creating the solutions OS1st products offer. Base Layer BracingTM is the foundation for protection, prevention and recovery. Each product’s seamless construction creates ultra thin bracing and injury prevention, allowing it to be the first layer of performance equipment for any athlete in any sport. The precise graduated compression that surrounds joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, with anatomically correct zones for enhanced circulation, will support and stabilize joint structure, improve performance and speed recovery. The result? Prevention of common injuries, pain-free athletic performance and a quicker return to an active lifestyle.
Introducing K-Zone® Technology (KZTTM)
Building on the success of Compression Zone Technology®, OS1st has created another design breakthrough that provides the support of a kinesiology taping treatment without the inconvenience of its temporary and binding nature. Using a hypoallergenic gel stabilizer system along with high resistance fabrication zones, KZTTM creates a strapping type effect in specific areas to steady and help secure supportive joint structures. The result is stabilization without immobilization. KZT is found in the newest OS1st products, the AF7® Ankle Bracing Sleeve and the DS6TM Decompression Sleeve.
OS1st is proud to have worked with some of the best and brightest training and conditioning professionals. The OS1st product designs reflect a commitment to listening to the industry and focusing on solutions to its common issues. Athletes need the best products possible to maintain and pursue their individual goals and athletic career aspirations. It is that kind of fervent commitment that drives the innovative technology and product development from OS1st Base Layer Bracing brand and the team behind it.
About ING Source, parent company of OS1st® Base Layer BracingTM
ING Source is a USA-Born three generation family owned company with broad global reach. We have a fervent commitment to innovation that matters. ING Source is proud of its progressive in-house R&D and its like-minded partnerships for world-class manufacturing and quality. Through decades of experience, technology, research and continuous improvements, ING Source maintains its leadership position with our branded sports & medical product families. Active people rely on ING Source products to maintain and improve health, performance and quality of life.
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