Protectors, bandages and compression: McDavid.
McDavid, like Nathan, KT Tape and Shock Doctor, is a brand of United Sports Brands Europe BVBA, based in Belgium. McDavid bandages and orthotics are used in many different sports, McDavid schooners as well. But what makes the sporting goods so special?
The range of McDavid is extremely broad: In addition to functional clothing, there are sports bandages and sports articles for compression for many different sports and almost every single joint. The manufacturer develops the individual products together with sportsmen and athletes.
Knee support, ankle support, foot support, wrist support: McDavid has them all!
The most common problems occur with knee joints. This affects people of every age group and in every sport. That's why McDavid has very different supports for the knee joint in its range, each of which is used for specific problems ranging from overuse and strains to torn tendons and muscle activation after injuries. It is important that the bandages fit snugly and fit well. McDavid carries the following joint protectors and supports:
- Wrist bandages
- Elbow bandages
- Thigh bandages
- Knee bandages
- Ankle supports, ankle supports
- Foot bandages
- Knee pads
- Shin guards
- Back support
Joints or muscles? McDavid can do both.
After musculoskeletal injuries and surgeries, it's often a matter of stabilizing joints first. The supports for ankle, wrist, elbow, knee, shoulder and even back are constructed like elastic bandages with supporting elements. The respective joint is not stiffened, but held together.
The situation is different when muscles need to be built up during the rehabilitation phase. Then stabilization of the nearby joints is required, but the focus is on activating individual muscles or muscle groups. Calves and thighs are often affected - the knee joint is, after all, the most frequently injured joint of all in sports. The McDavid brace ensures that each individual movement is coordinated and the muscle learns to react at the right time with the required force and speed. Incorrect loads and incorrect postures are prevented by the bandages.
What is McDavid's Hex Technology?
The manufacturer works a 9-millimeter-thick cushion into the elastic textiles of the pads while still maintaining stretchability. This makes McDavid schooners very special products: The small-surface, hexagonal HEX pads are individually bonded to the surrounding textile. When the knee joint is bent, the knee protector can yield because each individual small pad adjusts.
For which sports are there protectors from McDavid?
All ball and team sports put a lot of stress on the knee joint in particular. Often, shoulders and elbows are also subjected to great stress. Multisport joint protectors are therefore common. These sports are particularly close to McDavid's heart:
- Mountain sports
- Skiing and snowboarding
By the way, McDavid's bandages and pads are washable - just follow the manufacturer's instructions.