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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: How do I put on the Kinetic Arm, and know if I am wearing it properly?

A: Watch this Fitting Instruction video to see a visual demonstration on how to put on the sleeve, and make fitting adjustments to optimize its benefits and make sure you are getting maximum support.

Q:  How does the Kinetic Arm™ work?

A:  This athletic gear works by functionally stabilizing and reducing stress on joints during throwing/swinging mechanics.  Its unique patented design has embedded MuscleWeb™ Technology, which acts as a flexible external support system that reinforces natural anatomical function, optimizing mechanics without restricting motion.  The product has been tested and has proven to significantly reduce arm stress that is the leading cause of most overuse injuries.

Q: How is this sleeve different than a compression sleeve?

A:  The Kinetic Arm™ provides more protective benefits than traditional compression sleeves. Athletes can wear it for extra functional support to help optimize mechanics and as protective gear.  The Kinetic Arm™ is the first dynamic multi-joint stabilizer to be introduced to the throwing sports industry.  It is recognized as an efficient workload management tool to aid in injury prevention and increase longevity, performance, and overall health of athletes.

Q: How does the Kinetic Arm help optimize mechanics?

A:   The Kinetic Arm helps optimize mechanics by not letting your arm go into vulnerable positions or dangerous ranges. As you fatigue, the arm can tend to lag behind as the body rotates which causes impingement at the shoulder, and more stress on the labrum. The internal components pull in the same direction as your muscles to reinforce an efficient movement pattern.

Q: How does the Kinetic Arm help to sustain and or increase velocity?

A: The Kinetic Arm reduces stress and fatigue to the joints allowing you to throw harder and longer.

Q:  How does the Kinetic Arm reduce arm stress during throwing or swinging motion?

A:  The internal components are designed to offload the muscular system and connective tissue. This extra added layer of protection absorbs stress that would otherwise be harmful.  

Q: Who can wear the Kinetic Arm™ sleeve?

A:  The Kinetic Arm™ is designed for athletes (men and women) who engage in repetitive throwing and swinging sports.  It was originally designed for baseball/softball players as a workload management tool to aid in injury prevention. However, the sleeve was quickly adopted by other athletes that engage in throwing and swinging motions such as softball, football, tennis, golf, lacrosse, javelin, and cricket, etc.

Q:  Is the sleeve designed just for pitchers? 

A:  No.  The Kinetic Arm™ is being used by all position players as a support sleeve to help protect and condition their arm.

Q:  Is it bulky?

A:  No. The slim-fitting lightweight design contours to the shape of your torso and arm, so it can easily be worn under a practice shirt or jersey. 

 Q: Does it restrict motion?

A:  No. You can adjust how much assistance and support comes from the sleeve in acceleration as well as deceleration by adjusting the tension of the straps.  If any restriction is felt, simply loosen the strap.

 Q:  Can I wear the sleeve in the game?

A:    Yes.  There are no existing rules stating that an elbow or shoulder support system cannot be worn during games. Both collegiate and high school athletes have worn the sleeve under their jersey or shirts during the game. This sleeve is considered another form of protective gear.

Q: How do I know if I am wearing the sleeve correctly?

A:  An instructional video will be emailed to you after placing an order to give proper instruction on how to wear and adjust the sleeve.

Q:  Should I wear a shirt under the Kinetic Arm™?

A:  Yes. It is recommended to wear a lightweight shirt under the Kinetic Arm™ to prevent skin friction or irritation.

Q:   When should I wear the sleeve?

A:   It is recommended to wear the sleeve while you are engaging in the highest amounts of reps or max effort during practice or pregame. 

Q:  What are the long-term effects of wearing the Kinetic Arm™?

A:  You reduce the accumulated stress that leads to fraying or tears to the elbow and shoulder.

Q:  Will my arm become dependent on the sleeve?

A:  No. We conducted studies using the Motus sensor to measure the effects of the sleeve short term and long term on elbow torque and stress.  Studies show the sleeve offloads a significant amount of stress, but there were no signs of atrophy to the muscle and or active tissue due to the amount of force still required to throw.

Q: How do I know what size to order?

A: The sleeve is a one size fits all for juniors up to XL adult size. There are adjustable straps to adjust to different arm and chest girths.

(Additional extension straps available if needed).

Q: Is there a youth model?

A:  Yes. The youth model will be available by spring season 2022. 

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Q:  How do I clean my sleeve?

A:  We recommend to hand wash your sleeve using a gentle disinfectant or mild antibacterial soap, and let it air dry.  Do not machine wash.

Q:  How long does the sleeve last?

A: It depends on the individual on how well they take care of their sleeve, and how often it is used. The sleeve is extremely durable, but we recommend a new sleeve if heavily worn during the season to ensure maximum protection and support for your arm.

Q:  How does a pre-order work?

A: Pre-ordering allows you to reserve your product early and it will ship to you on the first date available.

Q:  How long does it take to process the order and ship?

A:  Allow 24 hours for your order to process.  Domestic shipments usually take 3-4 business days. International shipping varies but usually takes 6-10 business days. If for any reason the product is on backorder you will receive notification and tracking.

Q:  What is the return policy?

A: We have a 30 day return policy on our product.  The product must be returned in good condition to get a full refund.  Click here for return and refund policy. 

Q: What is the best way to contact the company if I have a question?

A:  If you have any questions, please click here to email us, or you can call the main office at 770-281-9982.

(Average response time is 24 hours or the next business day).  

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