Cho-Pat's philosophy is to provide the ultimate
in sports/medical support devices – devices that are
specific, effective, and dependable. George Gauvry, an orthotist,
started the company in 1980 and used the principles of orthotics,
the clinical treatment of injuries and deformities involving
the musculoskeletal system, to create his first support device,
Original Knee Strap.
Using a design to stabilize and strengthen the
joint, the Cho-pat® Original Knee Strap helped to alleviate
various symptoms associated with degenerative knees and/or
inflammation/tendonitis of the kneecap. The idea for the
Knee Strap eventually helped to revolutionize the treatment
of certain knee disorders and was rewarded with U.S. and
Canadian patents for its design and mechanic.
Today, Cho-Pat® is recognized as a leader in
the sports-medicine field for the innovation, effectiveness,
quality, and dependability of its products. Since the introduction
of the Knee Strap, Cho-Pat® has designed new concepts for
the treatment of common anatomical/biomedical conditions
such as shin
splints, bicipital/tricipital tendonitis, tennis
of the kneecap, and
Iliotibial Band syndrome (I.T.B.). Our newest product,
Dual Action Knee Strap, builds on the successful foundation
of the Original Knee Strap and adds a second level of support
and stability. And like its forbear, the Dual Action Knee
Strap was recently awarded an U.S. patent.
Cho-Pat® distributes and sells its products
in the United States, Canada, and the remainder of the world.
Its wide acceptance and endorsement by medical professionals,
physical therapists, athletic trainers, professional athletes,
and active individuals reflects the company’s reputation
for effectiveness, integrity, history, and strong customer