Townsend Design Launches Thuasne Soft Good Product Line

Orthopedic soft good bracing now available in North America

Dec 22, 2015, 08:00 ET from Townsend Design

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Townsend Design, an industry leader in rigid orthopedic bracing, has launched North American distribution of a select range of Thuasne soft braces and supports.

Townsend is a subsidiary of the Thuasne Group, a French company that designs, manufactures and distributes wearable medical devices. Townsend is initially introducing 45 Thuasne soft bracing products to the US market,  including textile-type supports for the foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist, shoulder and back. Townsend and its national sales force are now actively promoting Thuasne's innovative bracing solutions to physicians, therapists, orthotists and other healthcare professionals.

Founded in 1847, the Thuasne Group owns over a dozen manufacturing and distribution companies in Europe. The company has developed specialized techniques for weaving, knitting, coating, and silicone. Proprietary designs and unique fabrication processes allow the products to achieve optimal comfort for the patient, while providing beneficial support, compression, and stabilization.

"Thuasne's premium medical textiles compliment the high quality rigid bracing technology we manufacturer at Townsend," says Rick Riley, the company's CEO. "Our rigid braces are being introduced to the European market through Thuasne's distribution network, and our sales force is introducing medical professionals in the USA to Thuasne's beautifully knitted products."

According to Riley, Thuasne and Townsend are committed to elevating each person's active involvement in their own well-being and medical care by providing customized health solutions adapted to contemporary lifestyles. Thuasne's expertise is knitted supports, while Townsend specializes in carbon graphite and aircraft aluminum external bracing devices.

About Townsend Design
Townsend Design is an industry leader in manufacturing and distributing high-quality, technically-superior orthopedic products routinely prescribed for orthopedic injuries or post-surgical treatment. Townsend's exclusive bracing solutions have helped enhance mobility, physical performance and quality of life for patients around the world. In 2011, Townsend Design became the North American subsidiary of the Thuasne Group. For more information on Townsend Design, please visit

About Thuasne
Founded in France in 1847, the Thuasne Group is a globally recognized creator, manufacturer and distributor of wearable medical devices. Thuasne provides "wings for your health" by elevating each person's active involvement in their own health and medical care. Thuasne has subsidiary companies throughout Europe, and its products are distributed in over 30 countries. Additional information about Thuasne can be found online at


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