Effingham, Illinois – May 3, 2016 – Joint Active Systems, Inc. (JAS®) announces that it has acquired the Empi® Advance® ROM line of dynamic braces from Empi, Inc., a subsidiary of DJO Global, Inc. Joint Active Systems intends to reintroduce the Empi Advance ROM line of dynamic braces and have them available by mid-2016.

JAS is the pioneer and global market leader of Static Progressive Stretch (SPS) Range of Motion (ROM) therapy. By adding the Empi Advance ROM product line, JAS further reinforces their role as a single-source provider for ROM therapy, simplifying the marketplace for patients, practitioners and insurance companies.

“Bringing Empi Advance ROM back into the marketplace fills the needs of practitioners who have found it beneficial in their patients’ therapy” says Dr. Peter Bonutti, JAS founder. “And adding EMPI Advance to the full line of JAS Dynamic products ensures that Joint Active Systems continues to grow as the Range of Motion specialists.”

“The rehabilitation market is constantly changing, and JAS strives to best meet our customers’ needs by constantly evolving with it,” says JAS co-founder Boris Bonutti. “With two unique and complementary lines of dynamic therapy products, JAS can expand to serve the therapy needs of patients and practitioners in orthopedic AND neural recovery. This perfect match of technology and design will benefit patients AND the marketplace.”

“JAS is transforming. Making Empi Advance ROM available gives us access to the currently underserved neural rehabilitation marketplace, but it really helps change the face of JAS,” says Dr. Bonutti. “Expanding our offerings with complementary products and increasing our advanced technology application will help JAS evolve into the next 20 years.”

JAS originally entered the dynamic splinting market to answer a steady flow of requests from doctors and therapists to offer a JAS-quality dynamic ROM product for their patients who could benefit from this ROM therapy approach. JAS responded with JAS Dynamic Splinting technology. The JAS Dynamic line incorporates the key, patented engineering features of the current JAS line – preventing joint compression, assuring maximal ROM excursion, allowing for patient controlled force adjustment, and eliminating muscle guarding – the end result is optimized safety, comfort, patient compliance, and outcomes. With this acquisition JAS will offer the Empi Advance ROM product line alongside the existing JAS Dynamic line, along with the full suite of JAS SPS, JAS EZ and JAS GL products.

About JAS

Headquartered in Illinois, JAS is the sole manufacturer and provider of the complete lines of JAS SPS, JAS EZ and JAS Dynamic ROM devices. With unequaled design technology, JAS moves beyond convention to assure the best results for patients challenged with ROM loss. Since its inception over twenty years ago, JAS has helped to successfully restore ROM in extremity joints of more than 250,000 patients.

Learn more about JAS at jointactivesystems.com


Learn more about Empi Advance ROM at EmpiAdvance.com


Lucas Wenthe
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