Dr. Novicky Receives Patent for Shockstrip® Invention

Canfield, OH – April 29, 2014: Dr. Steven D. Novicky, co-founder and President of Shockstrip, Inc., is pleased to announce the issuance of US Patent No. 8,707,470 which covers the company’s Shockstrip® specialized exterior helmet pads.

The invention of the Shockstrip® concept dates back to 2010 and was created in response to the alarming number of young athletes he treated each football season at his chiropractic offices for problems associated with helmet-to-helmet impact. As a result of his extensive research and testing, the device Novicky developed has the potential to help protect youth from the looming problems often caused from participation in full contact sports.

“I’m both excited and proud,” said Dr. Steven Novicky, inventor of the Shockstrip®. "This is a key patent for the company that not only establishes Shockstrip® exterior helmet pads as the industry standard, but also establishes Shockstrip, Inc. as a leader in external helmet devices."


PLEASE NOTE: 1) No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports; 2) Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions; and 3) No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.

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Shockstrip® to Host First Responders Football Game

Shockstrip Has Arrived to the Semi-Pros

Canfield, OH – April 10, 2013:  Shockstrip®, Inc., specialized exterior helmet pads will host the NYPD Finest Football Team versus the Cleveland Warriors Football Team on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Warren G. Harding High School’s Mollenkopf Stadium in Warren OH. Both the Finest and the Warriors are member teams of the National Public Safety Football League. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at Novicky Chiropractic Inc. 4247 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505 (330) 759-9912 or the day of the game at the gate. Kick-off is 1:00PM. “Shockstrip® is very excited that two teams of this caliber are bringing their talents to our home town,” said Dr. Steven Novicky creator of Shockstrip®.

Shockstrip® is a supporter of the NYPD Football Team, the first semi professional team in the US to wear Shockstrip’s bumper-like device. Finest Football’s lineup of 72 college and former professional players, all active duty patrol cops, detectives and supervisors, will use Shockstrips on their helmets during the team’s 2013 football season beginning this April. “The Finest”, one of the nation’s top semi-Pro teams, holds seven NPSFL National Championship titles. "We are thankful that Shockstrip® has made player safety their number one priority and look forward to showing Warren, Ohio just how well Shockstrip® works at the Semi-Pro level," said Tony Hernandez GM of NYPD Finest Football.

Shockstrip®, launched in 2010 by Ohio native Dr. Steven Novicky, increases an athlete’s level of protection by decreasing the force of impact in helmet-to-helmet contact. Made of the proprietary AkTON® Xi75 polymer, a medical grade material with the primary function of absorption, deflection and sound deadening from helmet collisions, Shockstrips are similar to the concept of an automobile bumper absorbing impact. Shockstrips can be affixed to the outside of virtually any helmet for extra protection against impact.


PLEASE NOTE: 1) No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports; 2) Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions; and 3) No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.

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Shockstrip® Exterior Helmet Pads to be Used by NYPD Finest Football

Finest Becomes First Semi-Professional Team to Wear New Safety Device

Canfield, OH – March 7, 2013:  Shockstrip®, Inc., specialized exterior helmet pads designed to give helmets an added layer of cushion to reduce forces associated with the impact of helmet-to-helmet contact, will be used this season by NYPD Finest Football, the New York Police Department’s semi-professional football team, the company announced today. Previously, high school athletes across the country on 28 teams in 13 states have utilized the safety pads, which are affixed to the outside of the football helmet. NYPD Finest Football, comprised of former NFL and NCAA athletes, is the first semi-pro team to use the bumper-like device.

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Youngstown’s Dr. Novicky Positions Mahoning Valley On the Cutting Edge of a Football Revolution

This small city’s focus on football continues to provide big, history-changing products

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012: YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Dr. Steven Novicky, creator of the protective Shockstrip® exterior helmet padding, is on the cutting edge of a football revolution. Like other innovators from his hometown, including Dwight Beede – best know for the development of the penalty flag – Dr. Novicky’s idea has the potential to become a vital part of football’s future.

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First Time Ever NFHS Permits Use of External Helmet Device

AUGUST 28, 2012: YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Shockstrip, Inc. is proud to announce the NFHS (National Federation of High School Associations) has determined permissive use of the Shockstrip® (external enhancement device) is NOT a violation of NFHS Football Rules. This is the first time ever the NFHS has deemed an external helmet device for use in sanctioned games and did not consider a device an illegal piece of equipment.

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High School Football Team Takes Major Step to Decrease Impact with Shockstrip® Clad Helmets

OCTOBER 13, 2011: YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Shockstrip, Inc. is pleased to announce Youngstown East High School has elected to outfit their entire Varsity Football team with the Shockstrip® – a patent-pending sports device that were created to give helmets an added layer of protection and reduce forces associated with helmet-to-helmet impacts.

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