I just want to take the time to thank you on your diligence to making the Kerr Collar come into existence.
My son, Zach, is a 16yr old sophomore inside linebacker that has struggled with stingers since 7th grade. He has always had a few a season until this one where he was getting repetitive ones that caused him to get numbness in his fingers and triceps area on the left side. He had a full battery of testing done to rule out herniated disc to spinal stenosis to the point that his test results were even sent to the Blue Star Group, radiologist for the Dallas Cowboys. No reasoning could be found for his stingers.
We found your product online and even spoke to the head football trainer at Virgina Tech about the Kerr Collar which he highly recommended. Our school's football program purchased a collar for him and I am happy to say since wearing it...not one stinger!! He has been able to continue his season and will be playing in the Texas 4A quarter finals this coming Saturday and his football future looks very bright! Thank you Dr. Kerr!!
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KERR SPORTS LLC. Founded by Dr. Patrick Kerr, an industry renowned neck expert, the company is launching it's first product for the 2012 football season; the KERR COLLAR (US Patent #: 8,370,968 B2). The KERR Collar has been in development for 10 years with extensive research and testing done at Virginia Tech Center for Injury Biomechanics and with Division 1 Football programs around the country. The goal of the Kerr Collar is to try and reduce some of the forces generated during collision. The lab results of the testing are on the website along with instructional videos about the Kerr Collar. This is the first product in a line of sports equipment which will be built through better biomechanical understanding.
WARNING: NO DEVICE CAN PREVENT THE SERIOUS SPINE/NECK INJURIES A PLAYER MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL.
This product is designed to absorb some of the forces generated during impact in the course of ordinary play in the game of football. However, contact in football may result in SPINE/NECK INJURY which no device can prevent. In no way is the use of this product a guarantee of prevention of injury.