Protect3D – 3D Printed Braces

Protect3D joins medicine and technology to help Athletes return to the sport safer and maybe faster. Kevin Gehsmann joins me to share their story and how Athletic Trainers can get their athletes braced.


Where did the idea come from?

Engineering student

Liked 3D printing

Daniel Jones, the quarterback at Duke, went down with a clavicle fracture. They decided their engineering project would help Daniel and other elite athletes needing protection.

Customized for his unique needs and ROM

What has been the most difficult hurdle for Protect3d?

In the early days, we were recognized by the NFL and won $50,000 and Superbowl tickets.

The pandemic caused a lot of challenges.

Every device we make has a positive impact on the athlete and their performance

Share a success story you enjoy.

Clavicle pads reduce the risk of re-injury and increase the confidence of the player and health care team.

It is also the original pad or brace that birthed the idea.

Outside of your own clinics where have you had doctors adapting this style of bracing?

We started with elite athletes and have worked with orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers.

An ankle/foot orthotic is a new brace to help with foot drop.

We had a D1 athlete participate in games with a Protect3D brace for foot drop. 

What do you see as a hurdle for secondary setting adoption of Protect3d braces?

The cost of the product is one hurdle.

Setting up a system for billing on demand can be an obstacle as well.

Are these braces something that could be printed on your everyday, at-home printer?

Due to the material, printer, and the need to control different variables as a medical device, they are not currently printed at home devices.

There may be options in the future as we grow and develop.

Want to test out Protect3D?

Have an athlete needing a brace?

Willing to give me your honest feedback on the podcast?

Send me an email and maybe follow it up with a social media post.

Give me the story (protect patient privacy)

If it works out then we will collaborate to get you a custom 3D-printed brace for your athlete.

Contact Protect3D

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LP Support – PSATS – 518

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Who is LP Support

“LP has been recognized as the industry leader in the sports medicine category and in technical protective wear, and has been well received by sports medical professionals.

Our goal is to design, manufacture and market technically advanced products for injury prevention, injury treatment and performance enhancement to athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Extensive research, innovative design, and our passion for comprehensive protection lead to the creation of LP's CoolPrene® material; as well as the introduction of MaxWrap® that revolutionizes the concept of taping.

Success stories from athletes who have benefited from these innovations inspire us to keep creating high performance protective supports to meet their athletic needs.”

What is new from LP Support?

Compression shorts with seamless tape.

Continued innovation

What are some of your favorite products

Compression shorts are one of the more popular product

Contact LP support


Call – 18009791932

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Speaking of Support…

FrioHydration supports their customers better than any hydration product I have ever seen.

Check out their website for a full line of their products.

Find Out Why You Should Use Ankle Braces – 197

Brett McQueen is a research nerd.  He enlightens us on some of the most current data supporting using tape and the support for using a brace.
Discussion topics:

Tell us about some of the research you have been studying of in regards to bracing or taping
What different variables did you look at in taping?
How about bracing?
How can you create a control for an ankle taping
How has this information been received athletic trainers, Coaches / Parents?
Where there any style or brand recommendations for braces?
What can we do to help spread the current understanding of the brace tape argument?

Contact Brett McQueen:
Twitter: @bmcqueen42
Twitter: @PHSSportsMed