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Head Athletic Trainer Calls PROTECT3D "The Future of Our Field"

How cutting-edge 3D-printed DME is transforming athlete care and accelerating return to play for Temple Football.


In the world of collegiate athletics, innovation reigns supreme. Medical professionals like Zachary White, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS, the Head Athletic Trainer for Temple Football, constantly seek new ways to optimize athlete performance and recovery. His latest discovery? The PROTECT3D platform.

“It’s a game changer,” White declares. PROTECT3D’s 3D-printed splints, pads, and braces are streamlining the rehabilitation process, reducing athlete symptoms, and speeding up return to play.

Here are three key takeaways from White’s experience:

  1. Superior Protection and Faster Recovery: PROTECT3D splints absorb impact better than traditional casts, allowing athletes to return to play sooner with less fear of re-injury.

  2. Convenience and Cost-Effectiveness: Scans are taken via the PROTECT3D iPhone app, and insurance often covers the cost—eliminating the need for messy casting materials and freeing up storage space.

  3. Customization for Optimal Performance: PROTECT3D splints can be customized for a perfect fit and maximum comfort, as demonstrated by a defensive player (pictured below) who played pain-free in the final game of the season thanks to his 3D-printed, fully encapsulating club. He even logged his first interception of the season wearing the device!

White’s verdict? PROTECT3D is “a great look into the future of technology in our field.” Athletic trainers seeking to improve their splinting and casting process should take note.

Ready to experience the future of athlete care? Contact us to learn more today.

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