Brownmed (the maker of the IMAK range) is proud to announce that three IMAK products manufactured by the company have earned the Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.
The Arthritis Foundation program recognizes consumer products designed to be comfortable and effective, as well as easy to use by patients with arthritis. Brownmed earned the Arthritis Foundation’s Seal on their IMAK Arthritis Gloves, IMAK SmartGlove and the Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint.
Products earning the commendation undergo rigorous testing at a research facility, including evaluation by a panel of individuals with varying degrees of arthritis. The research process includes both a quantitative and qualitative review that encompasses both the product and the packaging.
The IMAK Story
IMAK products are manufactured by Brownmed, a privately held company based in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Ivan E. Brown, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Brown Medical Industries, and the company manufactures and markets over 100 medical devices worldwide. Brownmed acquired the IMAK Products Corporation in January of 2010.
IMAK was founded in 1997 by former president, Aurelia Koby, and Dr. Ian MacMorran, medical director. Ms. Koby, a life-time sufferer of chronic joint pain, well understood the need for products that provide comfort and pain relief. She still uses IMAK products herself to manage pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia, and is a strong believer in non-invasive, natural pain relief. For more information on IMAK themselves, please use this link www.imakproducts.com
Dr. MacMorran is an orthopaedic and hand surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in private practice. His specialty is repetitive stress injury. He has treated thousands of patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. MacMorran believes that night splinting is the best conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and invented the exceptionally comfortable Pil-O-Splint® and the SmartGlovePM™ to help his patients. This patented night splint has provided many patients with relief from carpal tunnel pain during rest and sleep.
The Pil-O-Splint® and the SmartGlovePM for nighttime relief along with IMAK’s popular Smart Glove® for all day wrist comfort have gained considerable recognition as the number 1 day-and-night treatment combination for carpal tunnel syndrome. Since Dr. MacMorran developed this day and night carpal tunnel pain relief combination IMAK has grown substantially.