Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

As one of the foremost experts and leading innovators in the world of sports medicine, Dr. Tim Brown has more than 30 years of experience and has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable athletes across a wide range of sports. As a former college football player, pro beach volleyball player, and skilled surfer/snowboarder, Dr. Brown knows firsthand about the frustration of injury, pain management, and the painstaking process of rehab and recovery.

Dr Tim Brown Upcoming SPRT Seminars:

Functional Soft Tissue Release and Taping course
November 2-3 in Costa Mesa California at the Hurley Campus.
Registration link is below:

Early Work in Posture Correction

In the early 1980s, while working as the Medical Director for the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), Dr. Brown revolutionized the world of sports taping with his SPRT (Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping) technique, the first to utilize Kinesio tape for functional, structural, and neuro-muscular issues. SPRT stimulates the body’s natural healing process by aligning and compressing soft tissue injuries in the direction of relief and correction.

Over the years, Dr. Brown taught SPRT to thousands of doctors both in and outside the sports medicine field, including chiropractors and physical therapists. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, professional beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh attracted a lot of attention when she won a gold medal while wearing a version of SPRT for an injured shoulder.

Dr. Brown worked and traveled with the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, and his SPRT taping system became more popular with athletes around the world. There were increasingly growing numbers of requests for a way to make the tape last longer than the customary 2-3 days, and to make the protocol easier to use.

IntelliSkin Is Born

Decades after working with countless elite and professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, and AVP, Dr. Brown created the latest evolution in functional performance apparel: IntelliSkin. Initially designed as a posture correction shirt to wear during workouts, at work, or any time, IntelliSkin posture apparel blurs the line between athletic endeavor and everyday life. They are now central to performance optimization, pain relief, and rehabilitation protocols for experts in fields from occupational safety and ergonomics to sports medicine — and for people who simply want to live life fully.

Education and Awards

For his innovative work with athletes and athletic governing bodies, Dr. Brown has been recognized as the American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year and received the American Chiropractic Association Award of Meritorious Achievement.

Dr. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands and Bachelor of Science from the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, before earning a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from CCC. He currently resides in Newport Beach, California.

Contributed Articles:

The Godfather of Functional Taping: An Interview with Dr. Tim Brown (Part 1)

Primal Movement Warm Ups

Read the Mammagard Research Study IntelliSkin Posture Shirt Cycling Study – click to read full study


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