Our roots can be traced back to 1969 when Dr. Robert F. McDavid designed and developed what became the first widely used lateral protective knee brace in football.
McDavid has come far from the beginning in 1969. From a basement in Bellwood, IL, to our production facility and global headquarters in Woodridge, IL, we now manufacture and market over 400 different innovative products for athletes and active people of all ages.
McDavid is the most widely used and recommended brand of braces among sports medical professionals and the industry leader in sports medical products, technical performance athletic wear and consumer merchandising. Our most recent innovation, Hex™ Technology, is changing the way athletes wear underclothing by fusing padding to performance fabrics and defining an entire new category we call Protective Apparel.
Our goal today remains: to develop innovative products and technologies to help prevent injury and to enhance performance of athletes and active people of all ages.