Judy C. Colditz, an occupational therapist who specializes in hand therapy, has signed a deal to be the exclusive US distributor of Push Braces, via the spinoff of her education and consulting business HandLab into BraceLab.
Push Braces is owned by Nea International bv in the Netherlands and a subsidiary of Ofa Bamberg in Germany.
As US distributor for Push Braces, BraceLab offers more than 20 different premium braces for the upper and lower extremities.
One such brace offered by BraceLab is the Push MetaGrip, which is designed to help alleviate the symptoms of thumb CMC osteoarthritis.
Rather than covering two or more joints, which was the prevailing treatment for thumb CMC osteoarthritis, the Push MetaGrip—which Colditz helped design—covers only one thumb joint, allowing greater freedom of movement and less bulkiness, according to a media release.
“The smaller, streamlined design is proven to provide the same level of pain relief as larger braces, as well as allow greater function. Patients prefer it to the larger braces,” she says in the release.
BraceLab is an extension of HandLab, which focuses mainly on providing continuing education for hand therapists.
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Where can this cmc OA thumb brace be purchased?Thank you.
Do I need to see a physician to obtain a RX for this brace? I had left hand surgery already and eventually will require the right thumb surgery. I would like to protect this joint as I am right hand dominant. Thank you.