Helping Professional Football Players to Prolong Their Careers – a Positive to Tool to Push Back Against Tired Legs.
Times have changed tremendously from those when the players of yesteryear were retired at 31 from shin splints and sore legs. Injury recovery and player lifespan have improved tremendously in the last ten years thanks to awareness of new tools and technology.
We work with Footballers at all stages of their career, from educating academy players and league leaders to supporting former players as they turn to management and other career choices.
Mike Edwards who is both a player and Sports Scientist for Notts County FC has plenty to say about compression:
“Psychologically when I’ve felt heavy legged, especially in the calves I’ve popped the socks on and felt better even if I’ve a full day of walking around ahead of me. Sometimes, if soreness hit in the evening; I’ve even slept in them (which I know might not be recommended) but I did wake the next day feeling better…
When I’m travelling, the compression socks are a must. I feel better for having them on. I find them comfortable and no one notices as they look and feel like a normal sports sock.
Overall I really like the sports ones more so for training and travelling due to the comfyness, support and feeling of some compression without being overly tight.
The thinner, firmer, recovery sock is something I wear when I’ve had a knock. When I’ve had a kick, these make all the difference and it’s a situation where the extra squeeze makes the difference. Also after games I may put the firmer ones on for the first few hours of my recovery and then swop over to a lighter pair when I get home. It’s become part of the routine, like putting my slippers on when I get home.
I’m a busy dad and between being Head of Sports Science and playing on the first team for Notts County FC, I’m on my feet all day long weekdays and weekends. There were times when I didn’t think I’d still be playing and scoring goals at 35 – I’m glad I was wrong. I’m encouraging all of our younger players to start reaping the benefits now”