We know that no one athlete is the same. We also understand that each sport has its own set of training regimens, lifestyles and likely injuries. Although McDavid started off as a company that produced football knee braces, we have researched the needs of athletes in sports such as basketball, running, lacrosse, soccer and more. Each sport has its own unique set of plays, and each athlete in that sport requires different forms of agility and strength. Similarly, athletes will encounter different forms of exertion while performing. Runners experience far more wear-and-tear on their legs and little worry about contact, while football players will be much more concerned with safety against contact. We have specially designed protective, supportive gear for athletes–dependent upon the sport they participate in–knowing that not all sports (or injuries) should be treated the same.