IMAK products are manufactured by Brownmed, a privately held company based in Spirit Lake, IA with satellite offices in Kansas City, MO and Dusseldorf, Germany. Ivan E. Brown, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Brownmed, and the company manufactures and markets over 100 medical devices worldwide. Brownmed acquired IMAK Products Corporation in January of 2010.
IMAK was founded in 1997 by Aurelia Koby, former president, and Dr. Ian MacMorran, medical director. Ms. Koby, a life-time sufferer of chronic joint pain, well understood the need for products that provide comfort and pain relief. She still uses IMAK products herself to manage pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia, and is a strong believer in non-invasive, natural pain relief.
Dr. MacMorran is an orthopedic and hand surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in private practice. His specialty is repetitive stress injury. He has treated thousands of patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. MacMorran believes that night splinting is the best conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and invented the exceptionally comfortable Pil-O-Splint® (now known as SmartGlovePM™) to help his patients. This patented night splint has provided many patients with relief from carpal tunnel pain during rest and sleep.
The Pil-O-Splint® (now known as SmartGlovePM) for nighttime relief along with IMAK’s popular Smart Glove® for all day wrist comfort have gained considerable recognition as the #1 day and night treatment combination for carpal tunnel syndrome. Since Dr. MacMorran developed this day and night carpal tunnel pain relief combination IMAK has grown substantially. Our product line now includes both ergonomic and orthopedic products that are sold in stores and online through hundreds of retailers across the US. Many of our products are also available through your health care provider.
New innovations are constantly being explored at Brownmed, keeping us on the cutting edge of technology and one step ahead of the competition. Be sure to check back often and sign up for our e-newsletter for our latest developments to offer you comfort and pain relief.