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Pro-2-Cool™ – the easy-to-use, anticipated to be first ever FDA cleared, post-concussion cooling therapy device.

TecTraum Inc. is the first company to develop a revolutionary cooling therapy device to treat concussions where there had been no previous treatment. Focusing our study on youth sports, we’re striving to identify the benefits of therapeutic cooling after mTBI head trauma.

  • "If Pro-2-Cool™ were around during our playing days it would have become part of our everyday regimen."
    Justin Fargas
    former NFL player
  • ”Every year emergency departments treat more than 170,000 kids and teens for sports or recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions.”
    according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • "This would have been our standard of care for taking care of our brain the way we took care of the rest of our body."

    Sam Williams
    former NFL player

History

Originally founded to help improve hospital outcomes of cardiac arrest victims, TecTraum was acquired and launched in 2016 by leading biomedical engineers, professional athletes and thriving entrepreneurs.

“Through months of investigating end-user insight at all levels of competition – ranging from those in youth sports to the elite athletes; from medical professionals to parents of injured children – the development team identified the void within medicine that surrounded the evolving field of concussions.”
— CEO of TecTraum Inc.

Help from the best

With innovative direction and insight from leading inventors John Nottingham and John Spirk, Pro-2-Cool™ has become the most cutting-edge product in concussion therapy. With support from former NFL Oakland Raiders players Sam Williams and Justin Fargas, Pro-2-Cool™ is led by a caring and passionate team providing the best post-concussion care.

Who we are

TecTraum develops powerful post-injury products to help in the healing process. With a dynamic team of investors, designers, and inventors, TecTraum is the first-of-its-kind in concussion-healing technology. We believe in the curative powers that Pro-2-Cool™ uses to help keep to healed and ready to continue play.

“TecTraum identified the void within medicine that surrounded the evolving field of concussions. Through months of investigating end-user insight at all levels of competition - ranging from youth sports to the elite professional athlete; from medical professionals to parents of injured children - the development team identified what was missing and what was required to properly address the issue of concussions.”
— CEO of TecTraum Inc.

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“TecTraum identified the void within medicine that surrounded the evolving field of concussions. Through months of investigating end-user insight at all levels of competition - ranging from youth sports to the elite professional athlete; from medical professionals to parents of injured children - the development team identified what was missing and what was required to properly address the issue of concussions.”

— CEO of TecTraum Inc

Are Concussions Normal?

Concussions occur more frequently in contact-related sports such as football, lacrosse, hockey and soccer. Many misconceptions lie around the dangers of concussions and its lasting effects on the brain. Some people might excuse mild head injuries when they are described as ‘just a ringing in the ear’ but concussions are much more serious. When the head is hit with traumatic force, it can disconnect neurons and metabolic functions that serve the rest of the body. Post-concussion the brain undergoes a deleterious metabolic cascade that can be worsened when body temperatures are elevated. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 329,290 children were treated for concussions resulting from sports-related injuries. From 2001 to 2012, the rate of emergency room visits doubled for treating children with concussions.

Signs of a concussion

The signs of a concussion can be tricky when symptoms coincide with other sports-related injuries or general tiredness. The most distinct sign of a concussion is loss of consciousness, but often does not occur. Other symptoms can include excessive drowsiness, blurry vision, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, mental confusion, or a change in behavior. The healthcare community continues to learn about the effects of concussions and what are ‘best-practices’ for intervention.

Previous treatment

With little information on brain trauma, the traditional cure for head injury allotted plenty of rest and relaxation. Today, athletes around the world are holding trainers, coaches, and teams accountable for the lack of information and research surrounding concussions. Pro-2-Cool™ is being developed as a proactive solution to improve outcomes.

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Current treatment

There is no known treatment or ‘cure’ for concussions, just prescribed care. Pro-2-Cool™ is designed to mitigate both short and long-term symptoms associated with concussions and mTBI (minor traumatic brain injuries).

Cooling therapy has been used to treat various medical conditions and even prevent death in newborns. Most commonly, cooling gels or ice packs can relieve aching muscles, joints or pain associated with arthritis. Cryotherapy is the newest cure to treat a variety of health issues and even promote beauty. While not reinventing the wheel, Pro-2-Cool™ is the only cooling therapy meant to treat and reduce the symptoms of concussions.

"Pro-2-Cool™ should be essential for all athletes that participate in contact sports. This is an important to the brain as a bag of ice is to a sprained ankle."
— Sam Williams

How does Pro-2-Cool™ Help Concussions?

TecTraum developed Pro-2-Cool™ to be one of the first cooling therapy treatments for concussions. After a concussion is suspected, a trainer, or sports medicine coach can turn on the Pro-2-Cool™ unit and attach the garment to the injured players head. The cooling therapy then cools the brain which reduces the inflammatory response to the head injury. This process leads to a reduction in cellular damage to the brain.

FAQ With Sam & Justin

How could you have used Pro-2-Cool™ in your career?

"If Pro-2-Cool™ were around during our playing days it would have become part of our everyday regimen. We would use it on hot days to keep our brain temperature down. This would have been our standard of care for taking care of our brain the way we took care of the rest our body."

— Sam Williams and
Justin Fargas

What makes Pro-2-Cool™ unique among other therapy devices?

"This product stands out because of its sleek design, comfort, and its cooling efficiency."

— Sam Williams

Why are you invested in Pro-2-Cool™?

"Our 15 years of combined NFL experience has exposed us to a number of concussions. We experienced them at a time when the NFL considered them a non-issue and then, once they became a hot button issue towards the end of our careers. Learning that there was a cooling device that might help for concussions was enough to invest our money and time to develop the technology and research its effectiveness."

— Sam Williams

Why is Pro-2-Cool™ important in concussion treatment today?

"Having experienced the effects of mental clarity, euphoria and an overall refreshed feeling that the Pro-2-Cool™ treatment provides, it leads me to believe that there is a significant probability that Pro-2-Cool™ may effectively treat the long-term symptoms associated with mTBI."

— Justin Fargas