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April 28, 2014 issue 1416

At Zamst, an advanced understanding of the medical field forms the basis for the brand’s engineered support technology. “The bracing and support category is showing significant year-over-year growth with the aging baby boomer population as well as a higher awareness of injury prevention,” commented Zamst’s Marketing Manager Laura Cleveland. “The overall technology for this category is lighter weight for performance with enhanced stabilization. Athletes are looking for products that won't weigh them down, and that provide full range of motion while stabilizing and supporting the area in need.”

Zamst’s ZK-7 Knee Brace is the strongest knee support for moderate to severe sprains of the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL for $80. Exo-Tech Qaud construction provides four-way ligament support with resin stays for medial and lateral stability, and x-strap and parallel straps for anterior and posterior stability to the ACL/PCL. For moderate to severe ankle sprains, Zamst is offering the A2-DX Ankle Brace for $65. The A2-DX is made with i-Fit and a-Fit technology for an anatomically (right and left) correct fit, and its Exo-Grid is a dual exterior molded support structure with Grip Tech that prevents the ankle from rolling inward and outward.

November/December 2012 issue

Along with the increased participation in individual and team sports and activities, as well as the growing ranks of Baby Boomers, Zamst USA has seen an increased awareness of pre- and post-injury protection to maintain active lifestyles, says marketing manager Laura Cleveland. Based in Newport Beach, CA, Zamst brought its established line in its home base in Japan to the States a few years ago.

Designed in Japan, Zamst features flyweight construction and breathable fabrication for its supports and braces that target specific ligaments and tendons of the body. The company also offers several sizes in many of its products to better tailor fit. It recently introduced the RK-1, which was developed as a solution for IT Band Syndrome. It is an ultrathin, anatomically correct, breathable sleeve supported by an exo-tech dual cruciate (MCL/LCL) support. The spiral strap with patella anchor pad provides lower leg alignment keeping the knee in a neutral position during performance. Restricting the lower leg from internal rotation during activity reduces inflammation of the tissue.

September/October 2012 issue

The Zamst ZK-7 is a lightweight, strong support brace with open bottom design that provides for a customized fit and prevents slippage. Criss-crossed front and parallel backside straps provide effective compression and increased anterior stability for lower leg. Unique resin stays improved lateral/medial stability and enable smooth flexion and extension. They are for use in prevention and/or support of moderate or severe sprains.