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 year as performance coach, Andy Barr realised that Basketball teams in the US travel huge distances, plus have multiple games in short periods so recovery was vitally important to the small squad of players. The team at compression advisory have a worldwide reputation as specialists in compression wear for sports professionals and athletes. Compression socks aid in both travel and recovery for anyone involved in active sport as well as for calf injury rehabilitation and calf muscle soreness and stiffness.
gctech™ and Compression Advisory Medical Director, Dr de Medici explains further ‘Elite sports people need to be in the best condition possible to perform at the highest level. We have worked with over 2,000 elite sports people (England Football, Manchester United, UK Athletics, England Rugby, World top ten golfers etc) and their associated medical support staff and have explained the benefits of gctech™. We now have thousands of regular professional users who wear the product for travel (reduce deep vein thrombosis risk, reduce swelling), performance and recovery. It’s exciting to be advising such a prestigious team as the NY Knicks and demonstrates that gctech™ medical grade graduated compression socks are becoming the first choice of the professional. We hope to see more and more amateur sports enthusiasts learn more about compression and how the socks can aid with training and recovery, as well as to aid with travel safety. We attended two events at Madison Square Gardens – one an evening where the new seasons players were introduced, including the big name signing Amar’e Stoudemire (on a contract estimated to be worth around $99.7 million over five years). We also attended the first friendly game of the season against Orlando Magic, which the Knicks lost but played with many of the reserve players. We also met many NY Knicks legendary players such as Walt Frazier and Allan Houston.
The rest of the time was spent at the training ground near Tarry Town NY state, working and educating the players and staff.