Testimonial

My name is Kayleigh Summers and I am a senior at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken, NJ. For the past fourteen years, my true passion has been playing soccer. During a soccer game in late September, my nose was broken in sixteen places after an opposing players’ knee slammed into my face. I was told that I wouldn’t be back on the field for 6-8 weeks, which was devastating news. I was the senior captain on the returning state championship team and to think I was out for the season was more than I could take.

Fortunately, I received a call from a member of the boys’ soccer team who told me about the possibility of getting a mask made by Mr. Jeremy Murray at Michigan Sports & Rehab Center. I was so excited that I had my mother contact Mr. Murray immediately. After that first phone call, things moved very quickly. Mr. Murray walked us through, step by step, everything we had to do in order to get me back playing. Because I live so far from Michigan, Mr. Murray researched where I could have my mask template made, while also researching the New Jersey State Athletic Association’s rules and regulations for masks. The entire process went so smoothly that I was back on the field in just 3 weeks. Mr. Murray’s instructions on wearing and adjusting the mask were thorough and easy to follow. The mask fit perfectly and I played with it for the rest of the season and throughout the playoffs.

Mr. Murray was in constant contact with my mother and me even after he knew that the mask fit. Although Mr. Murray never met me, it was obvious how much he truly cared. My senior soccer season was saved because of Mr. Murray and I can now look forward to playing at the college level. I can’t thank him enough for getting me back on the field.

Kayleigh Summers

How to get a Facemask

There are a few easy steps that must be followed in order to obtain a custom facemask for yourself, your child, or your athlete.

Step 1: A prescription from your doctor

When the prescription is written it needs to have the name of the patient, the date that it was written, the specific diagnosis, and what is being prescribed. It is typical for the physician to write "Custom Facemask" or "Custom Protective Mask" on the prescription.

Step 2: Photos

In order to establish proper trimlines for a facemask, Jeremy will need to work from some simple headshots of the patient. He needs three (3) photos:
  • Frontal, full face image
  • Right facial profile
  • Left facial profile
Photos can either be emailed to MHSRC (preferred) or printed and included with the shipping package. Photos can be emailed to:
jermurray@hanger.com

Step 3: A facial Impression

This step is the most difficult step to complete. In order to create a custom facemask we need to have an impression, or cast, of the patients face. This is what we use to make a positive working mold of your face to create a truly custom facemask. There are many ways to have an impression taken. An orthotist (which can be located in your area at www.oandpcare.org), treating physician, team trainer, or physical therapist are all options. We have even had parents, coaches, or friends take impressions with great success. For exact details about having an impression made, such as dimensions and procedures, please call or text Jeremy at (248) 234-1462.

Watch this video for a demonstration on how an impression is taken

Step 4: Payment

Please contact us to arrange payment for the facemask. We are happy to accept a credit card over the phone (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover), personal check (which can be mailed with the impression), or arrange a payment plan to fit your needs.
The total cost of your mask will vary depending on the specific mask required (yes, we make more than one style of mask!), shipping preference, and any other special considerations (such as same day or next day turn around). Please contact us to determine billing/payment prior to mailing in your impression.

Step 5: Sending it all in

When the impression is complete, please pack for shipping as though you were sending a fragile artifact. Bubble wrap is great, just be careful not to wrap too tightly and distort the impression. It is impossible to understate the importance of shipping your impression carefully. We have no way of knowing the correct dimensions of your impression if it arrives damaged or misshapen. The fit and function of the mask is certain to be affected if the impression does not arrive at our office in the same condition that it came off the patients face.
Please contact Jeremy for the shipping address and anticipated turn around time.
jermurray@hanger.com
(248) 234-1462
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