JOBST Graduated Compression Stockings

JOBST Graduated Compression Stockings

OAPL Health and Mobility Centre specialise in the prescribing, fitting and supply of Compression Stockings.

Graduated Compression Stockings are specially designed stockings that are worn to help return blood from the lower legs back to the heart by gently applying a measured amount of compression to the legs, therefore compressing the leg muscles which gently squeeze the veins and help push the blood more easily in the right direction.

Graduated compression ensures counter pressure (the ‘squeeze’) is greatest at the ankle (where blood pools because of the law of gravity) and gradually decreases progressively up the leg. This action helps accelerate the movement of blood back up through the veins and to the heart, thus assisting circulation.

The short term effect of this is that the level of energy in your legs will increase during the day which makes your legs feel less tired by evening and the long term effect is that it helps keep your legs healthy longer!

Compressions stockings are  recommended to help prevent and relieve the discomfort of varicose and spider veins, tired aching legs, mild leg, ankle and foot swelling (oedema), travellers thrombosis and poor circulation.

Compression stockings need to be fitted properly to ensure that they will produce an effective graduation in pressure and be comfortable to wear. A poorly fitted stocking may cause discomfort, trauma and more harm than good.

OAPL Health and Mobility Centre stock a large range of aids to assist you in the donning of your stockings – we also have an aid especially designed to help you remove your compression stockings at the end of the day!

To be fitted with the correct compression rating, and size, is especially important with graduated compression stockings and an appointment can be made with our tertiary qualified Orthotists at OAPL Health and Mobility Centre to be assessed and fitted correctly.