Who is OSKA?
In searching for a suitable name for our new device, we came across a Koala orphaned after being caught in a bushfire (wildfire). The staff at the wildlife center, where he was being nursed and treated by one of our devices, called him “Oscar”. Hand reared, growing into a cheeky, unique little character, full in personality and attitude..... what better name for our product than “‘Oska” (spelled that way because Australians and Americans alike, will pronounce it the same way)!!
|Oska Wellness, Inc. is committed to developing health and wellness technology driven products that assist individuals in living a more active, pain-free lifestyle. We believe that people suffering from pain deserve relief without the side effects of medication. The revolutionary Oska™ Pulse utilizes our patent pending eTec™ pulse technology that specifically optimizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy, which is similar||to the PEMF Therapies used in many clinical applications for accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself. The science and technology behind the Oska Pulse was engineered and developed by a team of respected scientists and researchers with over 25 years of experience in engineering health and wellness technologies to treat pain. The product is proudly manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A.|
PEMF signals like those designed in Oska Pulse have been used as a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions and bone growth. Many clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of PEMF in healing soft-tissue wounds, suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level to alleviate pain and increasing the range of motion. PEMF uses safe levels of electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue where each pulse induces an electrical, magnetic signal that stimulates cellular repair.
About our management team
Leslie (Les) H. Cross
Mr. Cross is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alphatec Spine, a medical device company that provides physician-inspired solutions for patients with spinal disorders. Mr. Cross is also on the Board of Directors of MicroDental Laboratories, one of the leading dental laboratories, servicing dental practices in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Cross is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of DJO Global, Inc. In calendar year 2010, DJO Global’s net sales were $966 million, with adjusted EBITDA of $262 million. DJO Global is a manufacturer and worldwide leading distributor of electrotherapy products for pain therapy and rehabilitation, clinical devices for the treatment of patients in physical therapy clinics, knee, hip and shoulder implant products, and orthopedic rehabilitation products, including rigid knee bracing, orthopedic soft goods, cold therapy systems, vascular systems and bone growth stimulation devices.
DR. JOSEPH SHURMANOska Wellness Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Joseph Shurman received his medical degree from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then had a rotating internship at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by an anesthesia residency with Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, which included a three-month pediatric anesthesia and intensive care rotation at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shurman is currently an anesthesiologist and a pain consultant, as well as chairman of pain management at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California. In addition, he is a clinical assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Shurman is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists with added qualifications in pain management, and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain. He is chairman of Scripps Memorial Pain Committee, a board member of Whittier Diabetes Institute, as well as a member of the International Pain Society, the International Society of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Anesthesiology, and the Regional Anesthesia Society. In addition, Dr. Shurman is founder of the Share the Risk model, is on the editorial advisory board and Viewpoint moderator of the Practical Pain Management journal, and is a California Medical Board reviewer. He is former chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Scripps Memorial Hospital, former medical director of clinical research, and former chair of Pain Management Anesthesia Service medical group. An active researcher, Dr. Shurman also lectures both nationally and internationally on chronic pain and pain management.
Greg HoulgateCEO / President
Greg is an innovator of new technologies in both medical and consumer products. He has over 25 years of senior management, sales and marketing experience with DJO’s Global Recovery Science Division (DJO being a Blackstone Company), Onsite Network, an interactive media company, West Coast Trends, a leading travel luggage and golf bag provider, Porsche Design, a high scale golf and other luxury product company, and Callaway Golf. Greg speaks fluent Japanese and achieved a B.S. out of UC Irvine and later an MBA out of the University of Phoenix.