Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

We would like to wish all our friends and family a very Merry Christmas, and no matter what holiday you may be celebrating with your families this year, we hope it is the best year ever!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO V70 Versa Cool Knee & Hock Wrap

Equine Knee and Hock accessory wrap to be used with the Versa Cool unit.

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 475 Superbowl Elbow Sleeve

The favorite elbow sleeve of several multi-time SuperBowl athletes, the PRO 475 SuperBowl Sleeve features a nylon lining for ease of application. A contoured body design assures a snug fit while also providing extra protection to the forearm. The outer neoprene skin adheres to the ball for extra grip making this a favorite of running backs and receivers. Available in black N1 material only with bare neoprene outside. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Naylor, Reining Whiz are Intermediate Open Finalists

Proudly sponsored by PRO Orthopedic Devices Inc.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The team of Brent Naylor and 3-year-old stallion Reining Whiz made the intermediate open finals at the 2010 NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The pair scored a 219.5 and a 217.5 in the first and second go-rounds, respectively, and scored a 216 in the finals. The score tied the pair for twelth in the intermediate division, for a check worth $3,914.

“I was happy with how he performed. We had a few bobbles here and there, but he’s a talented horse and I’m looking forward to showing him in the spring derbies,” Naylor said. “I also want to thank Andrea Fappani for all his help with this horse. We purchased him from the Fappani’s last spring, and we’ve been very happy to have his support with this horse.”

Brent Naylor has NRHA earnings in excess of $200,000, and earned his reining education from some of the best in the business, including Randy Paul, Shawn Flarida, Bob Avila and Casey Hinton. Brent was recently featured on NRHA’s Inside Reining, and is one of the NRHA’s most prominent up-and-coming trainers. He lives and trains in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Brandy, and daughter, Kaylee. Brent is sponsored by Arenus, Pro and Usher Brand. To learn more about Brent Naylor, visit

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO H76-C Signature Chamois Lined Pad

Building upon the highly successful H76 Signature Series Saddle Pad PRO starts with a 1/2" re-formulated urethane foam offering even better shock absorption with a 1/4" top layer of polyester felt for easy care and durability.  The underside of this new pad features a thin layer of man-made chamois material to absorb moisture and provide a no slip surface. Due to the flexible, conforming characteristics of this foam this pad fits like a second skin. The Chamois Lined Pad should go directly on the horse. The low profile design allows the use of a show blanket, if desired, without getting to bulky. This pad is used by top barrel racers and show trainers worldwide. Easily cleaned with soap and water. The pad measures 31” in length and 32” wide. Visit to order!

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 240 Lightweight Industrial Support

The 240 Lightweight Industrial Support is constructed from heavy-duty mesh and elastic. This support is our most popular model with construction crews, loading dock workers and maintenance crews. The mesh allows the belt to breathe while still offering excellent support. Elastic straps allow complete compression adjustment. Suspenders are fully adjustable and detachable for comfort and safety. Available in black only. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.


Video Testimonial Challenge!

If you love our sports medicine products and would like an extra $100.00 to spend on your PRO purchases in 2011, do I have the offer for you!

PRO is hosting a contest for the best video customer testimonial!

Just send us your best and most creative customer experience or product testimonial video on any or all of our human related products and you will be eligible to win $100.00 gift certificate good on any of our PRO items!

You can send your entries on CD ROM to:

PRO Orthopedic Devices Video Contest
2884 E Ganley Rd
Tucson AZ 85706
or upload via to

PLEASE NOTE: All videos will be accepted but only videos pertaining to the human related products will be entered in the contest and eligible to win. Please send copies only as videos will NOT be returned.

All entries must be received by December 24th 2010 and the winner will be announced on January 3rd 2011.

Contact Us if you have any questions,


By submitting a video submission to the competition I accept the full terms and conditions contained herein. I have read and understood the rules of the competition and confirm that the video content I am submitting is my own unpublished work. By submitting my video, I hereby grant PRO Orthopedic full permission to freely use my video submission as appropriate, including cross-posting on other YouTube channels, PRO Orthopedic websites and by PRO Orthopedic partners.

Should my video be chosen as a finalist or winning entry, I agree to surrender the rights to distribute my work to the PRO Orthopedic Devices. PRO Orthopedic Devices will have the right to freely use the material. I agree not to enter into any third-party agreements without the knowledge and agreement of PRO Orthopedic, during, upon and after completion of the contest. Any agreements or arrangements for distribution and/or publication of the winning entries conducted without the knowledge and prior consent by PRO Orthopedic Devices may result in disqualification and forfeiting of any benefits offered by the competition.

At the time of entry, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and be in agreement with all rules and conditions. The organizer reserves the right to rule on any issue(s) not covered by these rules and disclaimers. In the event that an entrant should disagree with any decision made by the organizer, that entrant will have the right to withdraw his or her entry. All related expenses incurred shall be borne solely by the entrant.

In the event that the efficiency, security, selection procedure, fairness of the contest or any related operations are deemed to have been compromised by forces beyond the control of the organizer – such as but not limited to troubles relating to computer networks, computer virus infections or unauthorized computer access – then the receipt of some or all entries via the Internet may be postponed or discontinued.

Entrants are entirely responsible for all entry-related costs, including but not limited to purchase or renting of equipment, use of computer systems, transmission fees, etc. The organizer is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the sending of entries via the Internet. The organizer is not responsible for any problems or damages experienced by the entrant due to forces beyond the control of the organizer, such as but not limited to troubles relating to computer networks, computer virus infections or unauthorized computer access.

Except in proven cases of malice or gross negligence, the organizer is not responsible for any unfortunate or unwelcome occurrences and/or damages that may befall entrants as a result of entry to the contest.

Entrants must possess the exclusive rights to each entered work and are responsible for having obtained any necessary permission relating to the subject/subject matter. The organizer will not be responsible for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from third parties relating to the subject/subject matter of entries, and the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold the organizer harmless in such cases.

A video which displays an identified or identifiable person may infringe on such person’s right of privacy or may disclose such person’s personal information. Entrants shall use due care to avoid any infringement of personal rights including but not limited to obtaining necessary permission from such person.

The outcome of the voting process is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

These terms and conditions are subject to change.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO H54 "Sharkskin" Over Reach Equine Bell Boot

Back by popular demand, the new and improved sharkskin overreach boots are even more durable than the previous version. The soft foam inner lining provides excellent protection to the back of the hoof while the no-turn knob makes sure it stays in place. The “cupping” design provides and excellent fit. The outer “sharkskin” covering is virtually impossible to cut and is extremely abrasion resistant. The triple hook and loop closure means it stays on. Sizes in small, medium, large, and extra large. Available in black only. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 460 Reverse Seam Elbow Support Sleeve

U.S. Patent #5,168,577 The PRO 460 Reverse Seam Elbow Sleeve utilizes a new, patented design which eliminates intersecting seams on the inside of the elbow. These seams typically cause skin irritation. By placing one horizontal seam where the elbow naturally bends and the longitudinal seam on the outside of the elbow, the cause of irritation has eliminated. This new design also features a nylon lining (N2) for ease of application and wear comfort. Available in beige or black, N2 only. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO H21 Thoroughbred Equine Support

The PRO H21 Thoroughbred Support (US Patent #5,871,458) fills the gap between the traditional bulky sports medicine boots that provide support and splint boots that provide protection but no support. Constructed of orthopedic grade neoprene in the patented PRO design. The equal length fetlock support strap allows the user to adjust the angle and amount of support to fit the horse. In addition the H21 is designed to fit the thoroughbred. These supports have been shown to reduce overuse injuries common in training racehorses. They provide more support than traditional polo wraps and are more economical. The supports are machine washable. Sold in pairs. Available in small, medium and large in a variety of colors. Please visit our website at for size charts, color options and measuring instructions.

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 190 Hinged Stabilizing Knee Brace

U. S. Patent # 4,084,584 and U.S. Patent #D-291-596 Redesigned to provide additional hyperextension protection, a new hinge allows the user to set the extension stop at 0, 5, 30 or 45 degrees. Constructed of ¼” thick neoprene for added support, the 190 Hinged Stabilizing Brace features an orthopedic felt horseshoe for added patella stabilization. Two elasticized straps provide additional personalized fit and comfort. Two hinge covers are supplied and easily fitted if desired. Excellent for post-surgical and post injury applications as well as active participation. Available in beige or black, N2 material only. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Friday, October 15, 2010


To raise awareness of this event PRO is offering a limited amount of product in PINK! The 110, 110A, 130 and 130A Knee Sleeves are available in all sizes in Nylon 2 sides only (pink outside, black inside). The 400 Elbow Sleeve is also available in Pink Nylon 2 as well. In addition, the 4" Tublar Compression bandage is available in Pink in limited quantities. The NFL has 5 Sundays in October to support this worthy cause.
Visit to order you pink sleeves!!

Please Note: A donation of $1 for each item sold will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO V80 Versa Cool Shin & Tendon Wrap

Equine Shin and Tendon accessory wrap to be used with the Versa Cool unit.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 100A Altered Deluxe Knee Sleeve

U.S. Patent # 4,474,573 (Open Patella). The exclusive PRO design, unique enough to receive a patent, makes this the most comfortable sleeve yet developed. Geometrically opposed seams provide a bent-knee configuration while eliminating bothersome popliteal irritation. The comfortable controlled tension fit of the sleeve makes it ideal for all-day wear. Made of a thicker ¼” neoprene for addition heat retention and support with the addition of a patella opening for better patella control. Available in beige or black, N1 or N2. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO H78-F ¾” Natural Felt Pad

For the rider who takes a more traditional approach to padding their horse, PRO introduces the H78 Natural Felt Saddle Pad. Constructed of a 100% wool blend and available in a ¾” thickness, the Natural is a durable, high quality saddle pad that you would expect from PRO. Cut in two pieces and contoured to fit your horse, you will find there is no break-in or shaping required with this pad. Only real leather is used and all stress points are reinforced. With a little basic, periodic care this felt pad will last you through many years.

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 775 Baseball Sliding Wrist Support

Protects the palm and wrist from abrasion and extension injuries encountered on the bases. The brace features a neoprene body, hook and loop strap, and two aluminum splints for superior protection from twists, hyperextensions, and sprains. Designed specifically for baseball. Available in black only, specify right or left. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 300 Groin Strap

Unequalled for effectiveness and time-saving when dealing with those minor strains and pulls of the upper groin. It’s made of ¼” thick neoprene, sculpted, to fit the groin area and features a hook-and-loop fastening system that allows easy application by the athlete. No more bandaging and rebandaging; quickly adjusted by the wearer. Stays in place without slipping. Reusable and economical. Available in beige or black, N1 or N2 material. Please visit our website at for size charts and measuring instructions.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Featured Equine Product of the Week!

PRO H28 Shield & Sheen Fly Protection Spray
Pint and quart bottles come with a two way sprayer that sprays product when you squeeze and when you release the trigger sprayer. The gallon jugs come with a pump dispenser. Safe for use with cats & dogs.
* Black Fly/No-See-Ums/Mosquitoes
* Topical Rub-On Fly Mask
* Wound Care Barrier
* Will not burn or irritate skin
* Enhances coat sheen

Featured PRO Product of the Week!

PRO 175 Baseball Knee Pad
Designed to provide additional coverage over the PRO Turf Pad. The baseball knee pad has a larger, contoured body for improved patella coverage and protection. Constructed of three layers of terrycloth-covered neoprene for impact and abrasion protection. Available in sizes small through xxlarge, in black only. Please visit our website at for sizing chart measuring instructions.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


610 Ankle brace – Buy 2 for $25.00!!

The PRO 610 Arizona Ankle Brace is the next evolutionary step in ankle brace technology featuring the figure-eight strap. Designed to fit either the right or left foot, the Arizona Ankle Brace is constructed of heavy duty nylon for a low-profile, durable and lightweight brace. Two figure-eight lift straps encircle the foot providing lateral and medial support. Hook-and-look fasteners allow quick and easy adjustment even with a shoe on. A neoprene tongue provides a comfortable pad under the laces, eliminating instep irritation. Sold singly, please visit our website at for size charts.
This special lasts until September 15th, 2010.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekly Featured Equine Product

PRO H55 Gold Standard Over Reach
The latest advances in synthetic fiber technology are showcased in the outer gold covering of the H55. The inner lining features a highly shock-absorbent foam with a gel no-turn knob that prevents spinning while adding protection. The triple hook and loop closure system keeps the boots in place. Machine washable. Available in small, medium, large and extra large. Gold color only. Please visit our website at for size chart and measuring instructions.

Weekly Featured PRO Product

PRO 109A Altered Value-Pro Knee Sleeve

Answering today’s healthcare needs, PRO introduces the Value-Pro Knee Sleeve with the Patella opening for better patella control. Constructed of 1/8” thick neoprene with a nylon laminate on each side for durability, this sleeve features and anatomically conforming design. A full 10” in length, the Value-PRO Knee Sleeve gives you the quality you expect from PRO at a price that fits your budgetary requirements. This knee sleeve is made of the N2 material only which means that there is nylon on both the inside and outside of the knee sleeve. This knee sleeve is available in black only. Please visit our website at for measuring instructions and size chart.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

30% Discount on overstock items!

Due to an ordering error by one of our colleges we are currently offering a special 30% discount off regular price for our Royal Blue or Black N2 material PRO 100 Deluxe Knee Sleeves. The exclusive PRO design, unique enough to receive a patent (#4,474,573) makes this one of the most comfortable sleeves yet developed. Geometrically opposed seams provide a bent-knee configuration while eliminating bothersome popliteal irritation. The 1/4" N2 material is softer on the skin and easier to apply than our standard N1 material. The comfortable controlled tension fit of the sleeve makes it ideal for all day wear. Stock is limited so place your orders today at!

Sale items available only in Black or Royal Blue.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Custom Made Products

Do I need a custom fabricated brace? Pro is the only neoprene support company we are aware of that still manufactures products here in the USA. Because we still have manufacturing capabilities we can custom fabricate products to fit those people who can’t wear the off-the-shelf sizes products or for those people who need special accommodations such as patella stabilizers or special strapping etc. Knee and elbow supports are the most commonly ordered custom fabricated products followed by back support. Measuring for a custom fabricated product is relatively easy. Regardless of whether it is a knee of elbow the leg or arm should be straight and relaxed. First measure the circumference at the center of the joint. From the center go down 3” and measure the circumference. From the center of the joint then go down 6” and measure the circumference. From the center of the joint repeat the measurement process going up 3” & 6”. With these 5 measurements you are prepared to order your product. Typically it will be necessary to order a custom sleeve if your knee circumference is over 20” or your calf or thigh is larger than normal. It is best to check with customer service to verify your requirements. There is a custom charge of $25.00 plus the cost of the product. Delivery is charged at the prevailing rate.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pull on? or Wrap Around?

Do I want a pull on or wrap around model? That is a question we often get a PRO, and it’s not just from an “older” customer. This is question usually involves a hinged knee brace or a patella brace. Both of these products are a little harder to get on and more difficult to get off once you have gotten a “little sweaty” wearing them. PRO sees both offensive and defensive linemen in football, oversized or plus sized people as well as the “older” person who is less flexible ordering the wrap around style supports. Taking off a pull-on brace after several hours of use requires you to get it down to your ankle before it easily pulls over your foot, not always an easy task. With a wrap around design you can sit on the edge of a chair with your leg straight and heel on the floor. Placing the brace behind your knee you can easily pull the top or bottom pieces around over legs and fasten with the hook and loop fastening system. Fasten the other end; re-adjust if necessary and you are ready to go. As you can imagine, taking the braces off is a piece of cake. Pro has one patella brace and 4 different hinges braces all in a wrap around design. The wrap around design products can also be custom fabricated to fit a specific size make them ideal for the plus sized user. A wrap around design can also be applied to several of the standard design products. Check with a customer service representative to see if the brace you are interested in can be modified to a wrap around design.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Keeping it clean!

Between August and October PRO will typically get a call or two a week from someone who has developed a “rash” from wearing a sleeve. It usually involves a high school athlete who will wear a sleeve several hours for practice then take it off and throw it in his/her locker. It isn’t washed or even rinsed off after use so it sits sweaty in the bottom of the locker until the next practice. After a number of weeks the rash appears. DUH! Here is something easy to remember – Neoprene was designed to be used to make divers wet suits. The material is made to stand up to repeated dunkings – its water proof! For the high school or recreational athlete probably the easiest way to wash the sleeves is to take it in the shower with you. You can wash it with your body soap making sure you clean both the inside and outside of the sleeve. Be sure to rinse all of the soap out of the sleeve. Then squeeze it to get as much water out of it as possibly; then hang to dry. If you live where it is very humid be sure that air can circulate around it. Neoprene is a closed cell rubber so it won’t absorb moisture but the nylon covering will as will the felt horseshoe if your brace is equipped. You can also machine wash your sleeve. Be sure you use cold water and gentle cycle. Always hang the sleeve to dry. If you do start to develop a rash stop using the sleeve immediately. An over-the-counter topical cream usually works best. If the rash is widespread or worsens it is best to consult a physician. Once the rash is completely cleared you can use a sleeve again. In our experience it is best to throw out the old sleeve and get a new one making sure it is rinsed and washed after each use to remove dirt and body salts from the surface.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The PRO 110, An American Classic

Some designs are classic and appeal to both the senses and fuel function. Whether it is a classic car, airplane, art or furniture it seems to satisfy a need over the years. We find this is true of the Pro 110 Knee Sleeve and the Pro 110A Altered Knee Sleeve. This is the first neoprene knee sleeve introduced by Pro and over 40 years later it is still the most popular product Pro makes and sells. The original and current 110 Knee Sleeve is constructed from 3mm thick 100% neoprene rubber. The outside fabric cover is a nylon tricot fabric laminated to the rubber. The inside surface is a smooth neoprene skin. By placing the neoprene skin next to the body the sleeve is able to create more heat, preferred by athletes. Over the years you may have noticed this “skin” surface changes. The original neoprene sleeves were made using Rubatex G231 neoprene. Rubatex was the only U.S. manufacturer of neoprene and unfortunately has been out of business for more than 10 years. Since then all neoprene has come from outside the United States. We have worked with a number of manufacturers to come up with a skin surface that is as durable and wearer friendly as the old G231 material. Over the years Pro has been questioned concerning the large oval pad on the front of the sleeve. It doesn’t really absorb much impact being only 3mm thick so why not save some more money and eliminate it. Most knee complaints center around the knee cap or the Patella tendon, all of which are covered by this pad. The thicker the neoprene the better insulation is provided so more heat is concentrated in this area. This perceived heat is actually an increase in circulation. In the case of minor swelling or tendonitis this increase in circulation provides soothing relief. By putting a hole through the pad and sleeve (110A Altered Knee Sleeve) the knee cap can rise slightly and is stabilized somewhat in position again. Providing relief especially in cases of chondromalacia. Check in tomorrow for more updates from Pro.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer mean one thing here at PRO – Football is ready to start! We are busy packing and shipping orders, first for the NFL teams, followed quickly by the colleges and universities, then the high schools. These orders have our Production staff humming at full capacity. Despite the Progressive build up in inventory it is always a challenge to meet the needs of each and every customer promptly with no back orders. If PRO has learned anything over the past 40 years it is to plan for the unexpected. One year the hot item in demand may be thigh sleeves, the next year knee sleeves and a third year it may be elbow sleeves. PRO makes every effort possible to keep enough raw materials on hand and leave enough production capacity available for the usual emergency rush orders are made without a PRO Logo which, by league rules, must be covered up since we did not pay the NFL licensing fee. In addition, PRO does a fare amount of custom fabrication of products to fit special needs and requirements of certain players; every one of these products is individually hand cut, sewn and assembled. To the casual observer out production may look like a Chinese fire drill but actually it is a well orchestrated event resembling mass confusion as the NFL starts this week we have already turned our attention to the collegiate orders since they will start in the next two weeks. PRO does more colors for the collegiate orders with some schools opting to match the dominant color in their uniforms. PRO also sees this trend with some of the high schools as well. We hope you have enjoyed this first “PRO Blog.” PRO wants to keep you up-to-date on what is happening here, what Products are in development and how these Products are being used to help. Check us often for updates here on our website, the PRO Facebook page and on Twitter.