Compression Stocking Fitter
Certified fitter on site and available for morning appointments. Morning appointments are particularly important to the success of a proper fitting garment, ensuring an accurate representation of patient anatomy prior to the onset of swelling.
Fittings require approximately 30 to 40 minutes and are required for prescription compression garments that range from 20mmHg and higher. Compression socks and stockings are available in lower strengths and do not require a prescription, however it is advisable to speak to a fitter prior to first time use.
The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle: the application of an elastic garment around the leg. By compressing the limb with graduated compression - strongest at the ankle and decreasing going up the leg - the compression stocking helps the venous return, decreases venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and deterioration of venous walls, and efficiently relieves aching and heavy legs by aiding the body in moving blood up the leg against the pull of gravity.
This treatment is prescribed by a physician to treat phlebitis, thrombosis and aftercare following surgery, sclerotherapy and any other forms of varicose vein treatment, and also to relieve all conditions of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, oedemas, leg ulcers). It can also be prescribed to prevent venous issues during pregnancy and long distance travel. If no contraindications like severe arterial insufficiency are present you may even buy compression stockings of lower pressure without prescription.
Depending on the pathology, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms: socks, stockings, pantyhose or bandages. Please call and speak to a staff member to book an appointment, or click the button below to book an appointment online.