I'm not so much leery of a company that does their own research..simply because that shows me that they care about their products and the things they put their name on.
I wasn't "putting down" Professional's Choice for their studies. I absolutely love their sport boots. Probably won't ever use anything else. But my point is that with a company doing their own study on their own product, you always have to take the results with a grain of salt.
After all, they want their product to look good, right? I'd love to see the actual written study where they list abstract, methods, participants, results, statistics, etc because that is where things can get skewed to favor one direction or the other. (I wonder if they'd give that information out if someone asked for it? I might...) With me being in the medical profession, that is one of the first things I look at when I read a medical study. Who sponsored the study and do they have an interest in the results? Doesn't mean all studies are then a fluke, but you do have to keep that in the back of your mind when you read the conclusion of the study. I spent an entire semester learning about that stuff so there's a lot of questions I ask before believing the quoted results.
Just a random example here, there is a well-known optometric (eye doctor) drug on the market to treat glaucoma. The company did a study on their medication and claimed that it reduced progression by over 50%. We all should think WOW, right? Wrong. When you look at the hard data, people who were not treated at all (the control group) progressed around 18% of the time. And people that were treated only progressed about 9% of the time. So the company picked the "overall" stats to report: The 50%. Rather than reporting the true relative stats to report. Does the drug help. Yes. Does it help 50% of the time? No. But it's still worth using. So that's kind of my point when reading any study that was sponsored by the company itself.
Again, not saying they are a bad company, but I don't know if I completely believe the percentage of support they came up with versus polo wraps. I do believe they offer some
support, but not sure if it is as much as they say.
I'm going to email them and see if they'll give the entire study to me. Worth a shot.
Okay, I will quit ranting about nerdy studies now.