DonJoy Performance Introduces POD® Ankle Brace

Untape With New “Protection On Demand” Ankle Brace

VISTA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DonJoy Performance, the consumer division of leading global provider of
medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and
pain management, DJO Global, Inc., today announced the product
introduction of the Protection On Demand™ Ankle Brace (POD). Featuring
patent-pending technology, the POD Ankle Brace is 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.

“DonJoy Performance is committed to helping athletes stay healthy and
injury-free so they can keep playing the sports they love. Through use
of the POD Ankle Brace, athletes who participate in sports like soccer,
lacrosse, football and basketball can play with confidence, limiting the
worry of turning or rolling their ankles from aggressive moves,” says
Charlie Setzler, GM of DonJoy Performance.

DonJoy Performance 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 is comfortable and supportive
at the same time.

“POD Active is focused on designing products for modern athletes, and
we’ve seen tremendous success using Human Motion technology in our
products. When it came to the ankle technology we chose to work with
DonJoy Performance to ensure we met the needs of athletes across an
expanded array of sports, and the brand is dedicated to providing
consumers with market-leading products that are innovative, accessible
and of the highest quality. The new POD ankle is a game changer,” said
POD Active Managing Director, Geoff Maloney.

The POD Ankle Brace is available in Black and White, with a MSRP of
$79.99. To learn more about the POD Ankle Brace, visit the DonJoy
Performance website at

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DJO Consumer is the retail and direct-to-consumer arm of DJO Global
Inc., the recognized leader in bracing and supports, and the largest
orthopedic rehabilitation company in the world. Under the DonJoy
Performance brand, the consumer division delivers functional sports
medicine and protective solutions straight to the consumer in order to
help athletes, sport enthusiasts and everyday active lifestyle consumers
achieve peak performance, and stay healthy and active. DonJoy
Performance products leverage the considerable medical invention and
innovation resources of DJO Global, while delivering thoughtfully
designed styles. The DonJoy Performance mission proudly reflects the
legacy of its parent company and is designed to help athletes stay
healthy and return to play faster. For more information, visit


DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor
of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for
musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The
Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury
prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative
disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its
products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary
care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists,
podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare
professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and
related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury
prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product
lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy,
bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression
garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for
pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical
division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products
for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under
a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®,
DonJoy®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and ExosTM. For
additional information on the Company, please visit


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