A division on DJO Global, Inc. has introduced the Protection On Demand ankle brace (POD) featuring patent-pending technology designed to engage specifically when needed to proactively resist ankle roll and other common ankle injuries.
Ankle injuries are some of the most common injuries during physical activity. With football season right around the corner, the POD Ankle Brace helps to provide ankle protection to all athletes from the youth player to the elite athlete. Taping has been the traditional method for ankle protection.
However, POD, unlike taping, provides freedom of movement, adjustability and stability without breaking down, allowing athletes to maintain or improve their footwork and speed. POD is also 30 percent lighter than the average ankle brace, and features super soft EVA lining, low profile cuff and adjustable underfoot closure.
Designed for all athletes of all sports, the POD ankle can be worn to support one weak ankle or worn on both ankles to help reduce the risk of injuries.
The company’s consumer division had leveraged Australian protective equipment company, POD Active, to bring the Human Motion and POD technologies to market in an ankle brace. POD technology allows the body to move naturally, engaging only as the ankle enters into an “at risk” position. By allowing the body to move without restriction throughout the safe, natural motion zone, the POD ankle brace can be both comfortable and supportive.
DonJoy Performance, the consumer division of DJO Global, Inc., provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, is markting the device at an MSRP of $79.99.