Perth company Oska Wellness takes out MedTech award for drug-free pain management device

Oska Pulse co-founders and developers Michael and Shirley Hawker with Darren Wedge. Picture: David Baylis.
Oska Pulse co-founders and developers Michael and Shirley Hawker with Darren Wedge. Picture: David Baylis.

PERTH company Oska Wellness is making a global impact with a device that reduces muscle stiffness and chronic pain, and helps patients recover from injuries.

Co-founded by Darren Wedge (Kensington) and Michael and Shirley Hawker (Hocking), Oska Wellness has been recognised for the second time by US organisation MedTech.

Oska Wellness received the title of Best New Technology Solution – Pain Management for its Oska Pulse device at the MedTech Breakthrough awards, recognising top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical industry.

Mr Wedge said Oska Wellness’ mission was to provide non-invasive, drug-free pain management solutions that were effective.

“This really is important global industry recognition for our young company and our flagship device, Oska Pulse,” he said.

Oska Pulse is a portable and wearable health technology device designed to reduce muscle stiffness, address chronic pain and assist with the repair and recovery from injuries.

Mr Hawker said the device was about helping people live better lives and have more freedom.

“Oska Pulse helps address this for people who are mostly suffering in silence and often requiring heavy painkillers and or opiates to manage pain,” he said.

“We want to let them know that there’s an alternative, a better way.

“We’re having such success in the US and even some of The Navy Seals use Oska Pulse as they are seeing real results with recovery from injury.

“We’re so thrilled that a little company that evolved in Perth is having such a global impact.”