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Dr Kal Parmar of the ISEH Talks Calf Injuries

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I see many muscle injuries; mainly in the lower limb, a large proportion being in the calf. They are generally on the inside of the calf and referred to as “tennis leg” although there are a variety of ways to sustain the injury – essentially a sudden explosive movement. I do a lot of ultrasound scanning and this is the best way to pick up the injury – it’s a quick and convenient way to scan muscle injuries in the clinic setting and can give a lot of information. Once the diagnosis is made, compression is vital – a graduated...
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Follow-Up from #UKRunChat Hour Q&A

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A couple of weeks ago, Compression Advisory Experts made themselves available for a UK Run Chat hour to answer questions that members had about compression. As 140 characters is a bit limiting, we wanted to follow up with slightly more comprehensive answers to the questions that were put to us by UK Run Chat Members. If you have any questions for us, feel free to leave a comment for us and we’ll answer promptly. The following questions were posed directly to @VR_legwear on Twitter What are calf guards? Calf guards are also known as calf sleeves. They are compression socks,…

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Llanelli Scarlets kitted out in Custom VR Compression

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Late last year, Compression Advisory became the proud suppliers of VR Compression to the Llanelli Scarlets. This partnership opportunity came about from our previous work with Andrew Walker, Head of Sports Medicine for the Scarlets, during his time with Saracens. We decided to make a custom product for the players as it showcases our manufacturing capabilities and partnering with such a young and promising Welsh Rugby Team made this a great opportunity. Several prototypes were drawn up with recovery and performance socks but the final custom product which met their match needs was the Performa Lite, a calf sleeve which…

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Travis Perkins plc Seniors Masters

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Supporting the Senior Tour again at Woburn this summer, Compression Advisory had the opportunity to receive exceptionally positive feedback from professional golfers previously fitted at the Seniors Open Championship in Walton-on Heath. Amongst the now common comments of “my legs feel great” and “i’ve been travelling in them and find them so supportive”, were the words of Dennis O’Sullivan, who only turned professional in 1997 and has won 6 seniors events and finished in the top ten on the Order of Merit several times. Dennis says – “I played 9 rounds of golf in 9 days. After 3 days, I…

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UK Athletics utilise Compression Advisory

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UK Athletics utilise Compression Advisory as part of their rehabilitation strategy for Athletes training for 2012 London Olympics. Competing at the level of an athlete can take its toll on the body. Athletes training for the Olympics for example can put so much pressure on their body and exert themselves in order to get the physique, ability and strength that is required of them to “win the race”. Able to prepare for their event, athletes will incorporate a host of routines, nutrients, recovery processes and products to aid that performance. Compression Advisory socks containing gctech have become part of the…

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Russ Cochran wins the 2011 Senior Open Golf Championship

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Compression Advisory kit out Russ Cochran with compression socks, who then goes on to win The 2011 Senior Open Golf Championship. Compression Advisory attended the Seniors European Tour at Walton Heath recently to educate the pro’s and bystanders about their socks containing gctech and were welcomed with comments such as “where have you been all my life!” Due to the nature of their sport and its locations, constant travel – which can result in swollen legs, and standing for hours on end – which can leave the pro with heavy legs are often reported as issues which leave them feeling…

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Helping to protect against the risk of DVT

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially fatal condition caused by the build-up of a clot of blood in the veins of the leg – often due to periods of inactivity or an underlying medical condition. Elite athletes are, at first glance, not a group at immediate risk, however, their routines do increase the danger, and the consequences can be quite dramatic (and expensive). At the Compression Advisory, our medical team has advised over 2,500 of the world’s leading athletes on the dangers of DVT and how to avoid this condition. The factors that increase the risk for an elite…

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Compression Advisory teams up with London and South East stockists

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Aware that not only the elite athletes can benefit from improved circulation, reduced fatigue and swelling and increased stamina and performance in their sport, the Compression Advisory have teamed up with sports stores in London and across the South East of England to make gctech™ compression garments available to all those who take their sport seriously. Julie Sims, Retail Specialist at the Compression Advisory, has been leading the implementation for the Retail strategy, which began towards the end of 2010. The intention to push the product forward nationally, in selected retail outlets, was highlighted in discussion with her, “Having worked…

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Supporting Iwan Thomas at the London Marathon 2011

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Continuing their work with elite sports, Doctor Akbar de Medici, Medical Director at the Compression Advisory (www.compressionadvisory.com), was called upon, not for the first time, by Iwan Thomas, 400 metre sprint UK and Commonwealth Games record holder, to fit him with their clinically proven graduated sports compression socks. Iwan, with the support of the Compression Advisory, entered his 3rd Marathon this year. He is one of a number of top athletes who are big fans of gctech™ compression socks. Iwan wore his gctech™ socks prior to the race (after working the London Marathon show), to keep his legs in tip-top…

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gctech™ teams up with NY Knicks Basketball Team

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Compression Advisory, the team which provides advice and gctech™ compression socks to over 2000 elite sports stars and teams throughout UK and Europe has been in New York this week. The team was invited to New York to educate and measure the NY Knicks Basketball team for the gctech™ compression sock on invitation by Andy Barr the team’s performance specialist. Barr previously worked at Manchester City under Mark Hughes but last year moved to NY to take up an offer to work with the Knicks. The Compression Advisory team had previously worked with him at Manchester City. In his first…

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