COMPRESSION GARMENTS

Compression Therapy
  • Stockings

  • Socks

  • Professionally Measured and Fitted

  • Instructions and Backup support

  • For Work, Sport, Travel, Pregnancy

  • Custom made Garments

What is Graduated Compression Therapy?

Graduated compression therapy is the "Gold Standard" in the conservative treatment of venous disease. In order to be effective, leg wear used to provide graduated compression therapy must be knitted so that they are graduated; meaning they must exert their highest pressure, measured in mmHg, at the ankle and that pressure must decrease proximally (up the leg).

Problem

Veins in the legs literally move blood back to the heart through a series of valves that open and close, with muscle contraction preventing backward flow of blood. A multitude of problems can be due to: age, disease, hereditary, overweight, as well as prolonged sitting or standing can cause these valves to malfunction, allowing blood to pool in the lower legs. The result is pain, swelling, and stagnation of the blood.

How It Works

Compression Garments are scientifically designed to apply decreasing pressure from the ankle up the leg, this controlled pressure compresses surface veins, keeping them small and forcing blood to deeper veins in the legs. This process accelerates the velocity of blood flow to the heart and ends pooling of the blood, thus assuring healthier feet and legs.

Medical Grade Compression Stockings provide graduated compression to assist venous return 
Graduated Compression Garments are routinely prescribed for... 
• Chronic pain and swelling of the feet and legs. 
• Oedema - Swelling 
• Varicose Veins 
• Skin Ulcerations 
• Chronic Venous Insufficiency
 

STOCKINGS - GARMENTS

Compression Garments are available in many styles and options. We stock many ready to fit garments with the options of:

  • Varying Compression Classes

  • Below Knee to Pantyhose to Upper Limb

  • Open or Closed Toe

Medical Grade Compression Stockings

Medical Grade Compression Stockings provide graduated compression to assist venous return
Graduated Compression Garments are routinely prescribed for...
• Chronic pain and swelling of the feet and legs.
• Oedema - Swelling
• Varicose Veins
• Skin Ulcerations
• Chronic Venous Insufficiency

It is important to be measured and fitted by a trained practitioner. Often with a referral and diagnosis from your Doctor or Specialist ,we assess and recommend the style of garment best suited to your condition and body shape. Measurements are taken at key points that determine the size and specific compression required.

Compression Classes

Compression is graded as Class 1, 2 or 3, the highest being Class 3. 
Garments are fitted to provide specific amounts of Compression to suit the condition being managed

Generally the following conditions are managed with the 3 choices of compression

  • Class 1 – 18-21mm Hg - For – Mild Oedema, Tired/Aching Legs, Pregnancy, Travel

  • Class 2 – 23-32mm Hg - For – Chronic venous Insufficiency, Venous Ulcers, Varicose veins

  • Class 3 – 34-46mm Hg - For - Lymphoedema

Note - Compression amounts can vary between manufacturers and countries


Custom Made garments are for specific conditions, or if the leg or arm shape falls outside the range of the manufacturers pre-made garment guidelines

 

  • Options:

  • Zippers

  • Linings

  • Silicon stay up tops

  • Flat or Circular Knit

  • Colours

 

Training and Fitting Instructions are provided to ensure you understand how to apply and remove your garments safely and correctly.

DOWNLOAD  - Use and Care Guide

Assistance Devices

Various Assistive Devices are available to help in the application and removal of garments.

Application Bulter
Easy As Applicator
Use & Care Instructions

Compression Styles

Lower Body

Below Knee Closed Toe
Below Knee Open Toe
Mid Thigh
Above Knee with belt
Pantyhose 
Pregnancy - Maternity

Upper Limb

Socks

Travel Socks - for maintaining healthy blood flow to your legs while they are idle for long trips on a plane or in a car. With periods of extended inactivity in cramped conditions normal blood circulation can be restricted, which can cause leg fatigue and discomfort and may contribute to the serious problem of DVT (deep vein thrombosis).

Hand based
Hand-Forearm
Full arm +/- Shoulder

Dress or Work Socks

Circulation socks designed for everyday use

  • Mild Compression

  • Seamless toe and heel

  • Diabetic socks – non restriction tops

Sports

Used in sporting arenas for:

  • Assisting in lower limb circulation

  • Assist with recovery

  • Reduction of swelling and recovery from sports injuries

General Recommendations

  • Keep Active – Exercise assists venous return

  • Unless instructed Compression garments are only worn during the day while you are upright and mobile,

  • Garment compression is guaranteed for 6 months continuous use

  • You may want to consider purchasing a second pair so you will always have one pair to wear while the other is being washed

  • If you have any concerns about your garments contact our staff for advice or a review appointment

  • Consult your Doctor or Specialist if your condition changes or alters

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