Research on T:25 Technology
Based on Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), Topical Gear is creating a pre-paradigm shift in the standard care of athletes and patients.
Pro Taco Ankle
Applying T:25 Technology to the ATFL and CFL speed up proprioception through the central nervous system to the peroneals. The T:25 pads that rest on both sides of the Achilles tendon train the peroneal muscles to shorten their latency period, giving the athlete more time to get out of the vulnerable position, reducing the risk of injury.
- Anatomical placement of the T:25 pads in the ankle
- 2011 SIMS Report, Penn State—reports positive results with the Pro Taco in preventing ankle sprains
- Pro Taco Youth Female Volleyball Survey—in 86 ankles of youth female volleyball players, a 90% reduction in ankle injury is suggested.
- Myers, B. Rieman, J. Hwang, F. Fu, S. Lephart,“Effect of Peripheral Afferent Alteration of the Lateral Ankle Ligaments on Dynamic Stability,” American Journal of Sports Medicine 31, no. 4 (2003): 498-506.
- A. Ashton-Miller JA, R.A. Ottaviani, C. Hutchinson, E.M. Wojtys,“What Best Protects the Inverted Weightbearing Ankle Against Further Inversion? Evertor Muscle Strength Compares Favorably with Shoe Height, Athletic Tape, and Three Orthoses,” American Journal of Sports Medicine 24, no. 6 (Nov–Dec 1996): 800–809.
ACL Tube Knee
Applying T:25 Technology to the medial quadriceps and hamstrings enhances proprioception and neuromuscular communication with the tendons and ligaments in the knee, training those muscles to respond faster, giving the athlete more time to get out of the vulnerable position, ultimately reducing the risk of injury.
- Decker, “The Effectiveness of the ACL Tube on ACL Injury Risk Reduction and Performance in Female Soccer Athletes”
- Anatomical Placement of T:25 pads on Medial Quadriceps and Hamstrings
- Decker, M. Shaw, C. Madden, C. Byers,“Postural Control Enhancement in Female Collegiate Soccer Players”
- M. Palmieri-Smith, S.G. McLean, J.A. Ashton-Miller, E.M. Wojtys, “Association of Quadriceps and Hamstrings Cocontraction Patterns With Knee Joint Loading”, Journal of Athletic Traning, No. 44 (2009), 256-263
- M. Stearns, C.D. Pollard, “Abnormal Frontal Plane Knee Mechanics During Sidestep Cutting in Female Soccer Athletes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Return to Sport”,The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 4 (2013), 918-923
- Ortiz, S. Olson, C.L. Libby, E. Trudelle-Jackson, “Landing Mechanics Between Noninjured Women and Women With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction During 2 Jump Tasks”,The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2008)
Vlosity ShoulderThe tensioning system in our Vlosity garment draws the shoulders back as the scapula goes into a posterior tilt. Capturing the upper torso in this position retrains the trapezoids, rhomboids and the mind as to where an athlete or patient should carry themselves. This allows the humeral head to function properly, enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Vlosity Shoulder Study in Female Division I Volleyball Players, Stanford University
- Kebaetse, P. McClure, N. A. Pratt, “Thoracic Position Effect on Shoulder Range of Motion, Strength and Three-Dimensional Scapular Kinematics”, Arch Phys Med Rehabil, Vol. 80 (1999)