Whether you commute, sit at a desk, or play in the NBA, MLB, or AVP, having a strong postural base is essential for performance.
Stealthwear For The High Performance Lifestyle
Posture has a direct effect on the way we look, feel, and perform. IntelliSkin works with your body to create the awareness that enables you to see and feel your posture improve. STAND TALL with IntelliSkin.
IntelliSkin is a Human Technology™ company and the inventor of Smart Compression. Products with patented PostureCue™ Technology works as your Intelligent Second Skin. IntelliSkin cues your body’s natural ability to support itself in the most efficient manner by improving posture and alignment.
The Back Story
The human body is designed to support itself in its optimum position. Good posture means your chest is up and open and your back is strong which supports the natural S curve.
IntelliSkin inventor, Dr. Tim Brown developed Intelliskin while working as the medical director on the ASP surf and AVP volleyball tours during the 1980’s. As an early innovator in functional taping, he developed a hybrid kinesiology technique known as SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping). Used on everyone from Olympians to NFL players, the technique quickly became a staple in the athletic world as it allowed injured athletes to compete despite their injuries.
Dr. Brown’s techniques got athletes asking for taping remedies so often, that he needed something that could do the job when he wasn’t there. Many late nights of trial and error using remnants of old wetsuits and rash guards, he devised a wearable technology that mimicked his taping technique. Dr. Brown’s goal was to take what he had learned in designing and come up with a comfortable, Smart Compression shirt that would clinically improve posture and spinal alignment for everyone, whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior. Dr. Brown’s ultimate goal is to help everybody to look better, feel better and perform better.
Performance and Fatigue in Baseball Pitchers using the IntelliSkin Compression Shirt
Authors: James R. Andrews, MD Medical Director; Elizabeth Russell, PhD Biomechanics Research Associate American Medical Athletic Association | Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute
Conclusion: Athletes who want to optimize their performance should focus on their posture. Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. James Andrews showed the IntelliSkin shirt improved the performance of baseball pitchers while helping to protect them from injury. As a result, most Major League Baseball teams now buy IntelliSkin for their players.
Can the IntelliSkin Shirt Decrease Injury Rates in Intercollegiate Overhead Athletes?
Authors: Michael F. Shepard, MD1; Brent R. Davis, MD2; Benjamin D. Rubin, MD1
Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Orange, CA | Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Irvine, CA
Conclusion: Use of an IntelliSkin shirt resulted in decreased days lost to the disabled list over two seasons in NCAA Volleyball Players at the same institution. Use of the IntelliSkin shirt demonstrated an improvement in the athletes’ scapular positioning during both seasons. In the 3rd and 4th years of wearing IntelliSkin shirts, the University of California, Irvine Men’s team won back-to-back NCAA Division 1 National Championships, which was the 1st time that had been accomplished in 17 years.
Perceived Influence of a Compression, Posture-Cueing Shirt on Cyclists Ride Experience and Post-Ride Recovery
Authors: Daniel J. Cipriani, PhD; Tiffany S. Yu, DPT; Olia Lyssanova, MS
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that IntelliSkin is a useful ergogenic aid to a cyclist’s training regimen. The IntelliSkin shirt was rated to have a perceived benefit by experienced cyclists for riding posture, post-ride posture, spine discomfort, and post-ride recovery.
Influence of Posture-Cueing Garment on Lower Extremity Kinematics During Normal Walking
Conclusion: The ReActivator Shorts decreased asymmetry in step length for individuals with lumbopelvic and/or hip related pathology. The observed step length difference in these individuals was neutralized when wearing the shorts. The study showed that the ReActivator Shorts posture-cueing straps corrected asymmetry in the body, which could contribute to symptoms.
Rehabilitation of Acromioclavicular Joint Separations: Operative and Nonoperative Considerations
Authors: Mark P. Cote, PT, DPTa; Karen E. Wojcik, MSPT, ATCb; Gregg Gomlinski, MSPT, CSCSb;
Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MDa
Conclusion: Several bracing options for facilitating scapular retraction have been advocated. Strapless posture apparel is also ideal for encouraging scapular retraction. The IntelliSkin shirts use the same concepts as postural taping to promote optimal posture and scapular positioning.
Born From Kinesiology Taping
The Kinesiology Taping method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. This method allows for the body’s natural range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. IntelliSkin takes the idea of taping a step further, using highly-engineered fabrics with different stretch characteristics that mimic the effects of taping. IntelliSkin products have been clinically proven to improve both posture and alignment.
“Body posture and individual joint centration is a critical aspect of high performance. Without it, performance suffers and we invite injury. IntelliSkin provides us with a great tool to assist us in reinforcing better posture, particularly considering the negative postural stressors our athletes experience outside of the training environment (e.g. long-haul flights, computer work, extensive/repetitive paddling on a surfboard). I am particularly pleased with how these garments can increase awareness of scapular positioning and thoracic curvature; two critical aspects to better shoulder health. Importantly, these are not corrective garments, but they facilitate the athlete in correcting faults. In my view, this promotes a chronic correction, rather than an acute correction, allowing for better outcomes in the short and long term.”
Jeremy Sheppard, PhD
Surfing Australia Australian Institute of Sport Elite Athlete Program
Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, Casuarina Beach, Australia