Ottobock: Boosting Your Mobility
Friday, 25 August 2017 | Admin
Finding a company passionate about accelerating your recovery and helping you move around even when you're injured can be difficult. Ottobock ticks all these boxes and more. Read our guide to learn about the brand and take a look at their range of available wrist supports.
Almost a Century of Experience
Ottobock was founded in the year 1919 by the prosthetist Otto Bock in Berlin who wanted to supply world war victims with prostheses and orthopaedic devices. The company quickly laid the foundation for the orthopaedic industry, producing prosthetic components and distributing them to prosthetists on site.
Ottbock pursued the international angle early on, founding its first foreign branch in Minneapolis, USA in 1958. Since then, another 45 foreign branches have been added across the world and the family-run company has become a global player in the industry. The company has gone from focusing on manufacturing single components to developing wheelchairs and complete prosthesis systems.
Promoting Sports for People with a Disability
The company has been promoting sports for people with a disability for more than three decades and have worked to help repair and maintain Paralympic athletes' equipment since 1988 in Seoul. While in the early days they worked out of improvised "workshops," by London 2012 Ottobock's technical service operation had grown into a multi-national team of 80 technicians working in three Athletes' Villages and nine training and competition venues.
Working with leading Paralympic athletes like gold medalist Heinrich Popow and Daniel Dias, Ottobock is a well-known brand even among the most elite players and its prosthetics have been used in hundreds of Paralympic events.
Ottobock is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, orthotic supports and wheelchairs that facilitate independence. Its staff are passionate about increasing the mobility of those who need it, and this passion shines through their innovative products. Within the UK alone, the company has earned prestigious awards, including the Gold Standard in the renowned Investors in People standard.
Ottobock at Wrist Supports
For more than nine decades, Ottobock's mission has been to restore and improve independence for people with mobility challenges. Their extensive line of off-the-shelf bracing solutions extend the options available for helping you with your mobility after an injury, after surgery, or simply for everyday support.
Ottobock has a range of wrist supports, all of which help stabilise and immobilise your wrist to accelerate your recovery. The braces are made from comfortable material so you can use them all day long. Or if you've injured your thumb, Ottobock have a range of supports that target this area, including the Ottobock Thumboform Extra Long Thumb Support, which is ideal for strains, tendonitis, and more.