Mueller Sports Medicine introduces the SKY Ankle Stabilizer, engineered to provide featherlight and streamlined support to athletes with healthy ankles who want to keep them that way.
Highly specific and refined, the SKY Stabilizer was born from Mueller’s focus upon the biomechanics and causal factors of inversion sprains among athletes focused upon jumping vertically, such as basketball and volleyball players. Research revealed an unrecognized opportunity to enhance ankle protection by lessening the tendency for these athletes to let their feet drop while airborne. This in turn helps keep the ankle in a more stable landing posture and less susceptible to dangerous hyper-ranging in scenarios when they land awkwardly, such as on another player’s foot.
The SKY Stabilizer is uniquely engineered to aid in promoting a more stable positioning range, thereby reducing potential for serious injury that could lead to chronic ankle instability. “The SKY Ankle Stabilizer represents Mueller’s disruptive forward thinking,” said John Cayer, President of Mueller Sports Medicine. “It’s a radical departure from the traditional approaches to ankle protection. We want athletes to focus on the game without worry of ankle injury.”
About Mueller Sports Medicine
Mueller Sports Medicine Inc was founded more than 60 years ago by former University of Wisconsin basketball player turned registered pharmacist, Curt Mueller, who coined the term “sports medicine.” The company was based on developing better products to protect athletes from injury and enhance their performance and has expanded into the overall health and wellness segment for all audiences.
Mueller, which continues to be a family-owned company, was reportedly the first company to offer knee braces with the patented Triaxial Hinge (U.S. Patent Nos. 4,726,362 and 4,573,455) designed to properly track the knee joint and provide near-normal motion.
[Source(s): Mueller Sports Medicine, PR Newswire]