|Forget about grandmas stockings.
At Happy Feet Pedorthics we have 2 brands of medical compression garments. Tilo the Educational Manager at Sigvaris has written the following article for Happy Feet Pedorthics' March Newsletter. Tilo will also be working with our team at our “vein day” or Leg Health Day, as a consultant fitter and advising our clients on 24th May 2016, at our pedorthic facility in Moonee Ponds.
The true story about the Medical Compression garments!
…still nowadays the reputation of medical compression garments is not the best. Maybe we have in mind the ones that our grandmas were wearing back then.
So much has changed in the last 20 years and with all the research and the modern technical possibilities we have – in these days, we are talking about very comfortable and good looking products which give us a fantastic medical benefit – they don’t have much to do with what we had be-fore!
To actually fulfil all these criterions the involved professionals, e.g. the manu-facturer and especially we as a retailer are asked to do a good job to help you as our client.
At Happy Feet Pedorthics we promote the SIGVARIS brand, which stands for highest precision in SWISS top quality. Manufactured in Switzerland, SIGVARIS offers the different styles in a variety of fabrics and in all 4 compression classes (following the German RAL standards, which by the way are the highest worldwide). They come e.g. knee- high, thigh-high, panty-hose, panty-maternity, thigh-high with waist attachment and more.
It’s all about the correct measuring and fitting!
The best time to measure your legs or your arm is in the early morning, before swelling. MCG (medical compression garment) are measured by the circumferences of your limbs (not shoe size) to make sure that we can choose the right size for your leg or arm. SIGVARIS comes up with 12 different sizes off the shelf. They also offer 3 different lengths. If we can’t fit you in a size off the shelf we do custom made. We guarantee that you are fitted correctly. We show you how to put the garments on and take them off, so that you will be able to do it by yourself at home.
We will make you familiar with the different stocking applicators. We’ll give you all the information you need regarding how to take care of your garment, to make sure that the life span lasts. The fact that we measure you and we stay in contact with you, helps us to recommend the right style and fabric for you.
….So just forget about the grandmas stockings. We live in the 21st century now!
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