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, Cho-Pat's 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 elbow, lower back pain, Achilles tendonitis, subluxation of the kneecap, and Iliotibial Band syndrome (I.T.B.). Our newest product, the Cho-Pat® 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.