Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic in Barrhaven: Exploring the Many Benefits of Compression Therapy

Certified pedorthists Derek Gilmer and Richard May at Healthy Steps Pedorthic ClinicCompression socks or stockings are worn by a wide variety of 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 or those suffering from varicose veins.  If you have a job where you sit or stand for prolonged periods of time throughout the day, you could benefit from compression legwear.

Compression socks are specially designed to apply pressure to the legs allowing blood vessels to work more effectively by helping the blood move through veins and back to the heart. Aiding circulation also helps oxygen move throughout the body helping prevent muscle cramps and other injuries.

The professionals at Healthy Steps, Barrhaven’s original Pedorthic Clinic, are certified to measure and fit compression stockings.

Ask your Doctor if you would benefit from compression therapy and make an appointment with one of their certified fitters. If you already wear compression stockings, it may be time for a new pair before your health benefits run out for the year.

Drop by the clinic at 4100 Strandherd Drive, Unit 202 (2nd floor) in Barrhaven.  Call 613-823-2522 or request an appointment online at  www.healthystepspedorthic.com. EP