Atlanta, Georgia (January 27, 2017) – Bauerfeind, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of orthopedic braces and supports for every joint and the back, as well as compression and insole products, announces a partnership with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).
As part of the multi-year partnership, Bauerfeind will be the Official Brace of PBATS and the organization will endorse Bauerfeind’s full line of functional support, brace and compression therapy products.
In 2016, Bauerfeind launched a new product specifically designed for prevention and treatment of hyper-extension injury in baseball pitchers. The Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace (formerly known as EpiTrain PowerGuard) was developed in partnership with world-renowned sports surgeon, James R. Andrews, M.D., who is most commonly known for his effective application of “Tommy John Surgery”.
“We’ve been impressed with the quality and efficacy of Bauerfeind products since day one, but when Dr. Andrews helped develop their new pitcher’s brace we knew we needed to get in on the ground level with this innovative product,” said Mark O’Neal, PBATS president and Director of Medical Administration for the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. “After extensive testing, we are proud to endorse Bauerfeind’s full line of supports, braces, and compression products. This formal partnership brings together two organizations who are dedicated to providing the best sports medical care solutions for professional baseball athletes.”
“Bauerfeind’s medical and sports heritage aligns with PBATS’ medical and sports athletic training expertise,” said Warren Colter, CMO at Bauerfeind USA. “PBATS athletic trainers work with the best athletes in the world and this partnership allows us to bring their medical and athletic training, knowledge and expertise to our consumers.”
For more information on the PBATS partnership or to purchase Bauerfeind products, visit www.bauerfeind.com.
Founded in Germany in 1929, Bauerfeind is one of the leading manufacturers of medical products including orthopedic braces and supports for every joint and the back, as well as compression and insole products. Every Bauerfeind product is made in Germany and is designed to help people live fulfilling, active lives, at any age.
Top athletes and athletic trainers across the world put their trust in the outstanding quality of Bauerfeind products. The company has been an official supplier of the German Olympic teams from 2002 to 2010 with a service team on hand at the Summer and Winter Games. Since 2010, Bauerfeind has won each call for tenders and has been a partner of the Olympic Organizational Committees as the exclusive supplier of braces and supports to all participating nations.
In 2016 Bauerfeind earned the endorsement of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) for providing outstanding support to professional basketball players across the league.
Bauerfeind AG is a family-run company with over 2,000 employees worldwide and subsidiaries in more than 20 countries, including Bauerfeind USA which was founded in 1985 in Kennesaw, GA and recently relocated to midtown Atlanta.
Bauerfeind products are available at medical supply retailers, sports specialty retailers and on www.bauerfeind.com.
The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the athletic trainer as it relates to the profession, helping to improve their understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of the constituency— professional baseball players.
For more information visit www.PBATS.com.