What is meant by Graded Compression?
While they may look very similar to the lycra tights that were popular in the 80' but there is far more physiology behind compression garments than meets the eye. Graded compression means that the compression exerted by the garments differs over a given distance. If long lower body garments are used as an example, compression at the ankle and calf is higher than at the thigh. This facilitates the flow of blood through the deep veins back towards the heart. This increase in blood flow and venous return to the heart is one of the reasons why compression garments are used in clinical applications such as prevention of deep vein thrombosis post surgery. Although graded compression garments have been used clinically for many years, it is only more recently that the potential beneficial physiological effects of graded compression has been acknowledged in the athletic environment.
What is this BODY SCIENCE TARGETED ® compression technology?
TARGETED ® design; targets muscle groups via panels and seams so compression is applied to individual targeted muscle groups. Allows the garment to move with the targeted muscle groups in flexion and extension. Garment encloses each region like a muscle sheath, strengthening and providing support to the targeted muscle groups.