McDavid Inc. designs and markets sports medicine, sports protection, and performance apparel for active people and athletes. McDavid is relentless in its pursuit of preventing injuries and enhancing performance.
McDavid’s story began in 1969 when Dr. Robert F. McDavid Jr., the company’s namesake, and founder emeritus, created the first widely used protective knee brace for football. After a period of grass-roots growth, a company incorporated as McDavid Knee Guard Inc. in 1980.
Today, McDavid products top the recommendation lists of pro athletes, sports medicine professionals, and athletic trainers. From their research-backed ankle braces to compression shorts with patented technology, McDavid products address both the broad range and the specific needs of professional – and every day – athletes across a variety of sports.
McDavid also has a global story to tell – from its headquarters in Southern California and its subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, and Europe, to its growing worldwide distribution. McDavid’s goal remains to continue their legacy of leading-edge products that inspire confidence and help athletes of every level achieve their potential.