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iGD Sport was the brainchild of Andy Wray (pictured), our founder, a former professional athlete. Andy represented England Schoolboys at Rugby League before turning professional, his career was unfortunately cut short, due to a number of injuries, and it was at this point that he developed a love of performance and rehabilitation.
Having studied Physiotherapy, Andy, despite the challenge of dyslexia, completed his degree and began training private clients, with a focus on prevention as much as rehabilitation.
Andy’s way of learning, involved watching dissection videos, and the use of anatomy colouring-in books.
That was the starting point of iGD Sport – Andy began to play with the design of garments around the human anatomical structure. The design process started with sketches of anatomy drawings, which allowed Andy to adapt the panels and seams to follow the natural contours of the myofascial structures.
The sportswear developed through Andy’s continued career in physiotherapy, and his own training, which saw him complete various Marathon and Iron Man events. His love for human movement, and human performance, lending itself to the design of sportswear product, creating items that allowed for harder performance and faster recovery.