OTvest, LLC was founded in December of 2002, with the creation of the patented OTvest, denim weighted vest. The OTvest patented design is based on the experience of the creator, Nancy VandenBerg, MS, OTR, who has been a nationally certified occupational therapist since 1975. Ms, VandenBerg has provided hospital, mental health, early intervention and school based treatment for over 35 years.
The OTvest, LLC mission is to provide an alternative to medication for those who have difficulty focusing on tasks they are striving to accomplish. Our mission is to also provide trunk stability for those with movement disorders, coordination problems, tremors, or a poor sense of body positioning that interferes with daily living activities.
The OTvest, LLC headquarters are based in Portage, MI. In our 15 years in business, we have manufactured and sold over 20,000 OTvest, weighted vests. While we offer refunds and exchanges, we feel that the extremely small amount of returns is evidence of customer satisfaction—in addition to the testimonials received and great number of repeat customer orders.
We take pride in our product, the OTvest, and the fact that they have been sold to schools, hospitals, clinics, and to individuals in every state in the USA and in many countries internationally.
We exhibit at many conferences nationally—such as conferences through the National Ataxia Foundation, The American Occupational Therapy Association, the Ohio and Minnesota School Physical and Occupational Therapist Institutes, and Physical Therapy conferences.