History of Mueller
Curt Mueller, Founder
While playing basketball for the University of Wisconsin, Curt Mueller realized athletic training rooms were simply inadequate for serious athletes. But it wasn’t until 1959, while working with his father at the family’s drugstore, that his insight would change everything.
Led by his entrepreneurial spirit, Curt saw a huge opportunity for helping athletes enhance their performance and improve recovery from injury. Blending his sports experience and his pharmacology degree, he coined the terms sports medicine and sportscare. And Mueller Sports Medicine was born. Mueller was the first company to offer knee braces with the patented Triaxial Hinge (US Patent Nos. 4,726,362 and 4,573,455) designed to properly track the knee joint and provide near-normal motion. Other products include HydraCinn® fabric, a moisture-management system that is soft, comfortable, durable and breathable for long term use, Mueller® Green, an earth-friendly line of braces and supports, and Mueller® TYPHOON Kinesiology Tape, featuring a revolutionary wave pattern adhesive that moves with the skin and muscles. Other brands include Sport Care®, Thor®, Omniforce®, PFTape®, Hot Stuff®, Hg80® featuring HydraCinn® fabric, Stickum™, MTape®, ProStrips®, Athletic Care®, Recoil® and Quench Gum®. The extensive line of Mueller Sports Medicine products can be found in more than 100 countries.