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Meet Zanthe and share her Unloader Moment

3rd October 2017

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Cabin crew member and competitive horse rider Zanthe suffers from pain on the inside of her knee. This affects her working life as she needs to be at full fitness to carry out her duties. See how Zanthe responds to being fitted with an Unloader for the first time and the increased confidence she has in her knee.

Find out more about Zanthe and her Unloader Moment.


The ‘Unloader Moment’ study included Zanthe and 7 other participants and was led by Dr Sheila Strover, who wanted to see the ‘Unloader Moment’ for herself.

A series of eight videos were published on www.kneeguru.co.uk which show the participants experiencing their own ‘Unloader Moment’ with the brace.

We invite you to share in the ‘Unloader Moment’ on Facebook and twitter using #unloadermoment to share your story and view others.

What is the Unloader Moment?

The Unloader Moment is defined as the moment the Unloader One brace is fitted to a person suffering from knee pain for the first time and seeing their instant reaction and amazement. Dr Sheila Strover met with Össur at an educational meeting and after a number of discussions about the benefits of the Unloader One challenged Össur to demonstrate the knee brace in action.

In May 2014 filming took place under the supervision of a clinician as well as being witnessed by Dr Sheila Strover from KNEEguru, a website dedicated to offering learning resources pertaining to the knee joint.

For more information on the original study please visit the KNEEguru website.

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