Dr. Tim Brown has been a competitive athlete for most of his life. He played college football and qualified to play professional beach volleyball, and is an avid surfer and snowboarder. Since the 1980s, he has been helping his fellow athletes perform at their best. As medical director of the Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour, he pioneered Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping. Volleyballer Kerri Walsh sported his SPRT taping on her shoulder during the 2008 Summer Olympics gold-medal match, introducing the product to a wide audience. He has also worked as a doctor for Ballet Pacifica, Ironman World Triathlon championships, Race Across America and the Association of Surfing Professionals.
His line of Intelliskin posture clothing, which uses the same alignment technology as SPRT, is worn by athletes like pro surfer Kelly Slater and NBA star Derek Fisher, rocker Glenn Frey of the Eagles and Foundation core training method co-founder Eric Goodman. The list of elite and professional athletes is growing, representing sports from surfing and motocross, to baseball, football and golf.
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We asked Brown about the role posture plays in a healthy lifestyle for everyone from athletes to office workers.