McDavid has come far from its beginnings in 1969. From a basement in Bellwood, IL, to our production facility and global headquarters in Woodridge, IL, we manufacture and market over 400 different 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. Our HexPad™ Technology, is changing the way athletes wear under clothing by fusing padding to performance fabrics for what we call Protective Apparel. Check out the McDavid HexPad Shorts!