When purchasing products from us, you’ll receive our expertise on their proper use to receive greatest benefit. These products are tools to assist with your recovery to get you moving faster and feeling better.

Additionally, we provide education on all our products for proper recovery.

The Orthotics Group (TOG)

Custom made orthotics designed from practitioners professional prescriptions to meet patients individual and lifestyle needs.

SuperFlex

For those who require one pair of orthotics that can be worn in a variety of shoes. Offers patients moderate to maximum biomechanical control.

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EagleFlex

For golfers who require comfort and support while walking the golf course.

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Dynaflange

For patients looking for extra shock absorption. Dynaflange introduces elastic energy into their step, creating propulsive energy through the gait cycle.

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FashionFlex

For patients who require mild to moderate biomechanical control in their high heel or dance shoes.

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RunFlex

Extrinsic rearfoot flexpost (with a Lunasoft™ layer) to relieve Achilles’ tendon strain, vinyl sandwich for topcover stability.

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SoccerFlex

For soccer players who require moderate to maximum biomechanical control. These orthotics are cut-to-fit for each soccer cleat with additional vinyl sandwich.

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SkiFlex

This sports enhancing orthotic has been specially designed for narrow cut ski boots or skates. These orthotics are cut-to-fit for each skate/ski with additional vinyl sandwich.

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DiabeticFlex

Diabetic patients with sensitive feet who require an accommodative device. Specifically designed to relieve high pressure areas and prevent the formation of ulcers on the diabetic foot.

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Compression Hosiery & Stockings

Medical gradient compression hosiery that promotes better venous flow which helps to control swelling, varicosities, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions

  • Why Compression Hosiery?

    Compression Stockings

    Compression socks or stockings can be found on the legs of a great many people, from pilots, flight attendants, runners, and nurses to pregnant women, people recovering from surgery, and people otherwise at risk for blood clots in their legs.  Outside of medical uses, can the average person benefit from wearing compression stockings? Are there risks to wearing them? What do the pressure ratings on the packages mean?  Here is a quick guide to this sometimes confusing category of products.

    Who should wear compression stockings?

    The clearest benefit is for people with certain leg problems or at risk for blood clots in the legs, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Many factors can increase the risk of these clots, including prolonged bed rest (such as after surgery), sitting for long periods (such as on a plane), use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy, family history of DVT, inflammatory bowel disease, and certain genetic clotting disorders.   Other groups that can benefit from wearing compression stockings include people with varicose veins, leg ulcers (referred to specifically as venous leg ulcers), or leg swelling (edema), as well as those with circulatory problems.

    People who spend a lot of time on their feet may feel that the stockings improve comfort, even if they don’t have a clear health benefit in those cases. They’re also popular among some athletes, such as runners and basketball players.

    How do they work?

    Blood in your veins has to work against gravity to flow back to the heart. Anything that impedes that flow—such as circulation problems, lack of movement (especially after an injury or surgery), or weakness in the walls of the veins of the legs (referred to as venous insufficiency)—results in blood pooling in the veins of the lower legs or feet, leading to leg swelling, achiness and leg fatigue; it could also predispose you to a venous clot. By squeezing the leg tissues and walls of the veins, compression stockings can help blood in the veins return to the heart. They can also improve the flow of the fluid that bathes the cells (referred to as lymph) in the legs. Improving the flow of lymph can help reduce tissue swelling.

    The stockings may improve comfort in some healthy wearers even if they don’t have a discernible health benefit. For example, improving the flow of blood and lymph flow may make legs feel less tired in some people.

    The benefits of compression stockings are dependent on wearing the stockings properly—and evidence suggests that many people don’t.   Studies show that people advised to wear compression stockings after surgery to prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis) purchased the wrong the wrong size and 29 percent were not wearing them correctly—for example, the socks were worn wrinkled. That could lead to new or worse problems, since bunching or wrinkling can exert excess pressure on the skin.

    How do you determine the right size and height?

    There is no universal standard for sizing, so the best way to ensure the proper fit is to buy at least the first pair from a reputable supplier with a professional fitter who knows how to fit you properly.  At Nose Creek sport Physical Therapy clinics we will measure and make sure you get the right fit plus we will teach you how to put them on properly.

    Fitting is based on taking measurements at several parts of your leg, with a tape measure.  How high the stockings should go on your leg depends on your reasons for wearing them. Knee-highs are easier to wear and generally more comfortable than wearing thigh-highs. If you are wearing the socks for a non-medical reason, such as running or standing up for long hours on the job, it makes sense to start with a knee-high pair. If you’re wearing the stockings for a medical condition, your physician will determine what’s best for you.

    What do the compression ratings mean?

    Compression stockings come in four or five main levels of compression, which refers to the amount of pressure (measured in millimeter of mercury or mmHg) applied to the leg. The higher the pressure number is in the stocking, the greater the compression. As a general rule, mild or very light compression (less than 15 mmHg) is for healthy people, such as pregnant women who have tired or fatigued legs from sitting or standing all day. Moderate compression (15 to 20 mmHg) can prevent DVT in airline passengers or help with minor leg swelling.

    Higher compression levels (20 to 30 mmHg, 30 to 40 mmHg, or more than 40 mmHg), sometimes referred to as “medical-grade,” are for medical uses such as varicose veins, edema, and preventing blood clots post-surgery. These higher compression stockings are often graduated, meaning they are tighter at the bottom (foot and ankle) and looser at the top. This helps prevent them from cutting off circulation rather than helping it.

    How long the stockings should be worn?

    There is no one answer for this. It depends on the reasons for wearing them in the first place. If it’s because of issues related to the veins, the stockings can be worn all day, and taken off when you go to bed or when you’re at home relaxing with your legs up. If you’re wearing them post-surgery, typically it’s recommended they be worn if you’ll be standing or sitting for long periods.

    Bottom line: If you have a medical condition, talk with your doctor about whether you might benefit from compression stockings and what type might be best for you. If you’re healthy and want to try using them because of a long flight, a job that requires lots of standing, or another non-medical reason, give us a call and we will help you experiment to see what’s most comfortable and works best for you, starting with a low compression level.

    Contact us to learn more about the benefits of compression hosiery and what products may be right for you!

Men's Compression Hosiery

20-30 mmHg Black Corespun

30 to 40 mmHg White Corespun

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Woman's Compression Hosiery

Therafirm 30 – 40mmHg

Knee high and thigh high available

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Regular and Heavy Theraband/Tube x 1m

Provides dynamic resistance for strengthening exercises

Conditions: functional exercises such as push-pull and hip extensions. The Heavy Theraband helps with shoulder, hip, knee, ankle joint and muscle injuries

Strengthens back, hips and legs

Compresses and supports the joint

Improves circulation

Increases range of motion

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Foundation Fit Chair

Increases core strength and endurance for chronic lower back

Corrects posture and takes pressure off spine

Improves balance and strengthens torso

Releases muscle tension

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Athletic Tape

Provides specific support for a joint (such as taping an ankle or wrist)

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Ankle Brace

Compression and stability of an injured ankle

Conditions: ankle sprains

Protects the joint

Helps relax muscles

Reduces chance of injury

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Tennis Elbow Brace

Takes pressure off tendon attachment

Conditions: tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow – tendinitis

Reduces pain

Improves gripping activities

Speeds up healing to get back to work/play

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Heel Lift

High density material to elevate heel

Conditions: achilles tendinitis or leg length discrepancy

Reduces leg length discrepancy

Reduces achilles tendon stress

Provides support to foot

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Wrist Brace

Supports and protects the wrist while healing

Conditions: tendinitis, carpal tunnel and wrist sprain

Protects the joint

Helps relax muscles

Reduces chance of injury

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36 Inch Foam Roller

Conditions: thigh and back muscle injuries

Helps release knots in muscles

Improves flexibility

Improves circulation

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Exercise Balls

Provides advanced weight-bearing shoulder, core exercises, sitting and balance

Strengthens core

Improves balance and coordination

Improves posture

45cm and 55cm available

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Neck Strap

Increases dynamic strength and endurance in the neck

Improves posture

Increases strength

Increases range of motion

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Shoulder Pulley Kit

Assists in increasing range of motion in the shoulder

Conditions: impingement syndrome and frozen shoulder

Improves range of motion

Reduces pain

Improves circulation

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Regular Lumbar Roll

Lower back support to assist in proper prolonged sitting position

Helps posture

Helps reduce back, shoulder and neck aches

Gives you the ability to sit longer

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20 Inch Wooden Wobble Board With Grip

Increases dynamic balance through the legs and trunk

Conditions: ankle, knee and hip joint sprains

Increases balance and coordination

Increases core stability

Strengthens the whole body

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13 Inch CORE Disc

Provides balance drills in standing and core strengthening

Conditions: ankle, knee and hip joint injuries

Enhances balance

Strengthens and tones core muscles

Strengthens your legs

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Elastic Tensor

Provides compression of a swollen, injured body part or for holding an ice pack in place

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Cervical Roll

Reduces night time neck pain and morning stiffness

Helps provide cervical spine support and promotes natural sleeping habits

Helps relieve headaches, shoulder aches and stiff neck

Improves neck posture and sleeping comfort

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Pro-Wrap

Provides a barrier against the skin for taping and protecting tendons

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TENS Unit

Reduces chronic persistent or constant acute pain

Reduces pain

Improves circulation

Reduces inflammation

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TENS/EMS Unit

Increases muscle recruitment after injury to muscles

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Carbon Rubber Pads

Non-gelled electrode pads for TENS Unit

4 Pack

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RunFlex

For golfers who require comfort and support while walking the golf course.

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