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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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The British Rowing Team travel to New Zealand wearing gctech™ Socks

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The Compression Advisory, distributors of the revolutionary sports socks gctech™, used by countless premiership football clubs, England football and rugby squads and numerous professional golfers, have been invited to educate the British Rowing team on medical grade compression at Pinsent & Redgrave Rowing Lake in Caversham. More and more elite athletes and sports stars are using compression socks to aid with improved recovery after performance or training, improved performance during competitions and safer travel between events.  The medical grade gctech™ compression sock squeezes the calf muscle to improve blood flow.  It was developed by surgeons at University College London and…

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, utilizes gctech™ Socks to help with his recovery

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Following in the footsteps of other great footballers and even legends such as David Beckham, already using gctech™ products to aid with sports-related injuries and recovery, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s recovery programme includes the wearing of gctech™ Medical Grade Compression Socks. Ramsey suffered a broken leg in February after playing against Stoke City.  Recovery has been a slow process but recently he has started training again, aided with gctech™, and there is hope he will be considered for play again very soon. gctech™ has been in the news lately as a key supplier of compression socks for elite athletes.  It…

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gctech™ leads the way on ‘Flight Sock’ safety

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With half term approaching and many people about to travel abroad, the importance of reducing the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during the flight is back on the news agenda in the UK. A recent article in the Daily Telegraph details a woman’s collapse on a transatlantic flight and underlines the dangers travellers face. Increasingly travellers have taken to wearing ‘flight socks’ to prevent developing DVT’s on flights. gctech™, makers of the gctech™ Medical Grade Graduated Compression sock is a company which markets ‘flight socks’ which were developed in association with University College London by surgeons specialising in…

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What should you look for when buying compression socks?

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The market for compression socks is increasing year by year. gctech™, pioneer brand of medical grade compression socks and supplier to the England football, rugby and British Olympic teams has been at the forefront of answering some of the basic questions people have about compression socks and how they benefit people.  Many use them now including runners, joggers, amateur sports participants, golfers, pregnant women, air travellers and others. One question which has landed at our feet on many occasions is connected to the price differential in different sock types and what to look for when you are buying a pair….

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David Beckham recovers using new sock technology as ‘retirement’ is discussed

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As reports continue to analyse Fabio Capello’s seeming ‘gaffe’ about England midfielder and former captain, David Beckham’s ‘retirement’, the star continues to train and recover from the debilitating Achilles injury he suffered in March. Beckham has denied that he would retire from England, making it clear that he is still in love with the game which has made him famous throughout the world. His current tally of 115 caps makes him one of England’s most capped players. For now he seems intent on recovering from his ankle injury. To aid his recovery process, Beckham is using a new type of…

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New training aid for players as they gear up for start of 2010 Barclays Premier League

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With the football season fast approaching, teams, coaches and footballers are turning to a smart new product to improve players’ recovery rates, as pre-season training intensifies.  Graduated compression socks have been used for some time to help players train, perform, travel and recover.  However until recently the compression was of a more generalised type.  Now an exciting product has emerged from the world of medicine and is fast becoming the leader in its field.  gctech™, a London-based brand and part of Compression Advisory has developed Medical Grade Graduated Compression socks.  The socks have taken the UK sports world by storm…

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