Compression therapy is the application of a medical gradient elastic garment around the leg. By compressing the limb with graduated compression that is strong at the ankle and weaker as it travels up the leg, medical gradient compression stockings help venous return, decrease venous pressure, prevent venous stasis and deterioration of the venous walls, and effectively relieve aching and heavy legs.
Find Quality Compression Stockings in Toronto
Healthmax Physiotherapy provides high quality, THERAFIRM® medical gradient compression stockings to patients in Toronto and the GTA. 100% of the materials in THERAFIRM® stockings are made in the United States and all THERAFIRM® products meet the applicable quality and medical accuracy standards. Manufactured using a Micro-Cool® process, these medical gradient compression stockings quickly evaporate moisture from the skin to keep you cool and THERAFIRM®’s advanced technologies make for fashionable and comfortable stockings.
Pending a firm diagnosis from our trained therapists, medical gradient compression stockings will be recommended as part of your treatment plan if we feel they are a suitable option for you.
Common Conditions Treated with Compression Stockings
Depending on the condition and individual circumstances of the patient, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms including socks, stockings, pantyhose or bandages. Compression stockings are often used to treat:
- Blood vessel malformations
- Chronic venous diseases
- Heavy legs
- Leg ulcers
Benefits of Compression Stockings
A Preventative Medical Device
Medical gradient compression stockings have different compression and support levels. Depending on your condition, mild, moderate or firm support may be ideal for you. At all levels, the graduated compression configuration in the stockings softly massages the leg muscles throughout the day. This helps to prevent the venous blood in the legs from becoming sluggish, stop the pooling and back flow of blood which is often the cause of aches and pains, and promote good blood flow from the legs to the heart.
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At Healthmax Physiotherapy Clinics in Toronto, we employ a multidisciplinary approach to your treatment. By creating a comprehensive treatment plan specifically designed for you, the chances of a fast recovery and long term prevention are higher. When combined with other therapies, the use of compression stockings has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of various venous disorders.
Contact us today to speak with a healthcare provider at one of our Toronto healthcare clinics and find out if compression stockings are a suitable form of treatment for you.