Equipment Designed to Help You Weather the Storm

Lake Effect is dedicated to providing value-based care through innovation. From essential safety equipment to soft goods and cold therapy, our team is committed to making sure you have the support and tools you need to thrive. Based in Chicago, our team is nimble, dedicated and committed. We can’t wait to work with you.


The Lake Effect Story

The Lake Effect story begins with a team of durable medical equipment experts dedicated to improving patient outcomes and serving orthopedic healthcare providers. Located in the heart of Chicago, we set out to innovate orthopedic care to reduce the use of narcotics by providing more affordable care to improve pain relief and accelerate healing.

With the support of physicians, scientists, and patients, our goal is to change the way we approach patient care. That’s why we created the SnoPak™, then refined the designs of traditional braces, slings, and wraps to accommodate cold therapy and evolve throughout the recovery protocol. Our products are proudly made in the USA using the latest technology to help you recover smarter and come back stronger.

Why Lake Effect?

Lake Effect is produced when a cold air mass moves across long expanses of warmer lake water. This weather phenomenon displays the power and energy of cold temperatures. At Lake Effect, we want to harness this energy into healing through innovative technologies, like the SnoPak™. We believe there is power in cold to relieve pain, reduce narcotic consumption, and improve overall patient satisfaction. Cold therapy is the foundation of our products.

Lake Effect serves a value-based care model by pairing cold therapy with supportive braces, slings, and wraps to help you recover faster and come back stronger.

Harness the healing power of cold with Lake Effect.