What is Compression Hosiery Therapy?
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Gradient Compression Hosiery Therapy or compression socks and stockings is medically necessary to improve venous and lymphatic blood circulation.
We use Therafirm Therapeutic Gradient Compression Hosiery. Therafirm has been the leader in manufacturing compression products for over 50 years. All of their products are quality inspected, ensuring superior garments that are soft, cool, and comfortable to wear all day. Recently they have been revolutionizing their products by introducing popular colors, modern styles and advanced technologies.
Blood circulates in the body due to the pumping of the heart via veins and arteries. Arteries carry nutrient and oxygen rich blood to the body tissue and veins carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart.
In a healthy vein when blood pumps, venous valves open and allow blood to flow towards the heart and then close to prevent blood from flowing back down. In an unhealthy vein, valves can’t close properly because they are weak. This lets blood flow back down due to gravity. Therafirm compression socks products deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the ankle of the garment and decreases towards the top. This gradient compression combats gravity and allows better venous blood flow controlling swelling, varicosities (such as varicose veins) and other leg conditions.
Therafirm Gradient Compression Hosiery, Socks and Stockings is available in many styles and shades for both men and women. Styles include knee-high compression stockings, thigh-high compression stockings, trouser compression socks, and pantyhose compression stockings. The Gradient Compression Hosiery also comes in three compression levels depending on the type of support one need, including mild support (15-20mmHg), moderate support (20-30mmHg), and firm support (30-40mmHg).
Is Compression Hosiery for You?
Come in to our East Vancouver Wellness Centre for an evaluation and see if Compression Hosiery Therapy or Compression Socks and Compression Stockings will benefit you!
To learn more, see what to expect from: Compression Stockings.
All or part of the cost of Compression Hosiery may be covered by your extended health plan. Contact us at 604-876-9977 and we would be happy to check what your plan covers. When you call make sure to have your policy number and member ID number of your extended health plan on hand as we need this to verify your coverage.