About Kinetic Research

The Leader in Carbon Fiber Orthotics & Prosthetics

  • Kinetic Research

    Kinetic Research manufactures carbon fiber orthotic & prosthetic devices in Tampa, Florida. Its products incorporate patented technology and proprietary designs. All Kinetic Research products are made in the USA employing American labor and materials.


    Wade Bader, CPO, President
    B.S. in Prosthetics & Orthotics, 1992
    Florida International University

    Reid Bader, Vice President
    B.S. in Physics, 1991
    State University of New York at New Paltz

  • History

    Kinetic Research was founded in 1994 by Wade Bader,CPO. Wade recognized that advancements in materials science had profound implications for orthotic & prosthetic devices. Fresh out of college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics he set about challenging the status quo. 22 years later he has 5 patents and 3 are pending related to carbon fiber composite applications in orthotics & prosthetics.
  • Technology

  • Satisfaction

    Kinetic Research's top priority is satisfied patients and practitioners. All Kinetic Research products come with a 1 year unlimited warranty. If a device fails during the warranty period it will be replaced or refabricated.
    Returns for devices that don't work for patients are very liberal. If a device does not work for a patient Kinetic Research will accept the return for credit.
  • Direct Business Model

    Kinetic Research has no commissioned sales people and no wholesale distributors. All sales are direct from manufacturer to clinics and practitioners. Kinetic Research does not sell directly to patients. The direct business model greatly improves practitioner support and significantly reduces product cost. It also allows customization of off-the-shelf orders and facilitates close consultation on custom orders.
  • Growth

    From humble beginnings in a small clinic lab in 1994, Kinetic Research now has customers in all 50 US states, Canada, Australia, Germany and numerous other nations.