FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the company a certified minority owned business (MBE)?

  • Yes, the company was certified by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) in August of 2018. And certified member of USBLN (July 2018)

Is the company a member of the(Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance) HSDA?

  • Yes, as of October 2017.

How long has the company been in business?

  • The company was established in mid-2014. It took almost 4 years to design, create, prototype, and submit patents for the final versions of the Thera-Glide™.

Does the company have any patents?

  • Yes, owners were granted a Utility Patent in May of 2016; the company has five (5) approved Patents and three (3) additional patents filed and pending.

Has the company and Thera-Glide™ products been FDA approved?

Who manufactures Thera-Glide™?

  • Thera-Glide™ is exclusive manufactured by The Cheshire Duo, LLC. dba S. K. Distributions USA, LLC. in Southern California.

Where are the products made?

  • 100 % in the USA.

Who owns the molds for the Thera-Glide™ products?

  • The Cheshire Duo, LLC. dba S. K. Distributions USA, LLC.

How many units can the company currently produce in a month?

  • At least 50,000 a month.

What is the company doing to ramp up production?

  • The company is in the process of adding additional molds in the USA. The goal is to reach 100,000 to 250,000 units. 
  • The company is working with a manufacturer in China to increase production. This is a 4 to 6 week turnaround.

What are the sales year to date?

  • The company started sales in mid-September. 4650 pieces were sold YTD.

Does the company have sales representatives?

  • Yes, as of October 1, 2016 the company has five serving in California and Colorado. The company is also in disccussions with a large distributor and various GPO’s to give us additional ground support.

What groups are you selling to?

  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physical Therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Home Health Care
  • Elderly
  • Recovering breast cancer survivors
  • Recovering stroke victims

Who handles new business, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO’s) and Supplier Diversity?

  • Contact Floyd Kaylor at floyd@thera-glide.net or call 714 624 0737.

Has the company approached or been approached by any GPO’s?

  • Yes,  Intalere, and Vizient. We have also had discussions with a few major Distributors.

Where do you see the GPO’s selling to?

  • Healthcare Organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes, academic medical centers, and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs). Direct to Hospitals.

Any opportunities outside healthcare?

  • Sports leagues (i.e. NCAA, MLB, NBA, NFL, etc.) and retailers. 

Is the company doing business outside the United States?

  • Yes, Japan and Korea.

What is the company doing to market the product?

  • Social Media Blitz and Contests 
  • On-Line Medical / Physical Therapy Magazines 
  • Print Magazines
  • Mass Mailing of the Company Brochure
  • On-Line Instruction videos
  • Door-to-Door Sales
  • Tradeshows
  • Symposiums
  • Asian Business Associations - ABA-LA
  • Asian Business Association - ABA-OC

Does the company have any endorsements or testimonials?

  • Dr. Roy Benedetti–  Orthopedic Surgeon for Kaiser Permanente
  • Mike Hairston– Hairston and Daley Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Efrain Alvarado– Chiropractor and Fitness
  • Greg Bell–  former NFL running back
  • Jamie Nelson– Former major league player and current Major League coach for the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Carlos Palimino – WBC Welterweight Boxing Champion
  • Jim Campanis Jr. – Former Major League Baseball player
  • Jim Campanis Sr. – Former Major League player
  • Tom Bazacas – Fitness Trainer

Where can I get instructions?