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Therapy product wins orthopedics award

Frog-Skin cold-compression therapy products have been awarded the 2018 Sports Medicine Technology Award. The product, made by PolyPhysics, Inc., partnered with VersAbility Resources in 2017 to produce Frog-Skin prototypes. PolyPhysics, Inc. is owned by Gloucester resident Brian Stewart.

VersAbility operates the Puller Center in Gloucester, which provides employment opportunities, mentorship and resources for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities. Future expansion plans for Frog-Skin at VersAbility include a larger-scale production line, enhanced product packaging, order fulfillment and shipping, a release said.

The annual award, sponsored by Orthopedics This Week and judged by a panel of physicians, recognizes inventors, engineering teams, physicians and their companies for the most innovative, enduring and practical products to treat injured athletes. To win the award, the new product must be creative, have long-term significance; solve a clinical problem, improve the stan...

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