Isobar partners with performance experts Orreco

Isobar Compression is pleased to announce its partnership with Irish sports and data science company Orreco to provide custom-fit compression garments to their roster of elite athletes and teams.
 
Isobar's custom-fit compression garments are proven to provide significant athletic recovery by reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and improving strength recovery after 48 hours of competing/training.
 
Isobar garments are clinically proven to improve the venous (blood) return from the legs and arms back to the heart, which helps prevent and treat vascular conditions and reduces the risk of DVT in long-haul travel and aids recovery from injury. 
 
Based in Galway and LA, Orreco uses machine intelligence to find hidden signals in data including GPS and performance statistics to help improve athletic performance and reduce the incidence of illness and injury.  
 
Orreco’s actionable data products have already gained significant traction with clients and professional sports stars in Formula 1, on the PGA tour, and with players and teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and Olympic sports. One of Orreco’s clients is English Premier League side Newcastle United.
 
Isobar is working with players and teams across Olympic and Paralympic sports, as well as football, rugby and cricket in the UK, plus athletes in the PGA Tour, NBA, NFL, MLB and US colleges. 
 
Orreco believes that supporting the athlete to perform at their best requires healthy travel and optimal recovery after training and competition. Under the new partnership with Isobar Compression, Orreco-supported athletes will undergo a unique 3D scan of the leg or arm, with a personalised garment then created which delivers accurate pressure, a perfect fit for their limb size and shape. This will aid their sports recovery and travel health.  
 
Commenting, Orreco co-founder and CEO Dr. Brian Moore said: “At Orreco we work with some of the best athletes on the planet. We are very proud of the peer reviewed research that drives our support and are constantly looking for evidence based and clinically proven technology that can help our clients. We have certainly found that with Isobar Compression. We are excited about our partnership and the possibility of bringing our collective world-class expertise to bear on this important area which can help to optimise performance.”
 
Dr. Jim Hampton, Isobar Compression Medical Advisor, said: “We are delighted to be working with Orreco to provide custom-fit compression garments for their incredible roster of world-leading athletes. Isobar Compression delivers the precise pressures needed for each indication, whether improving performance and recovery for elite athletes, DVT prevention, or treating lymphoedema and leg ulcers. This exact fit and accurate pressure cannot be achieved by any existing compression stocking or bandaging system and we are delighted to offer this service to Orreco’s elite sportsmen and women."

To find out how we can help your team improve their recovery or travel, contact us on 02476 284041 or email scan@isobar-compression.com.

Isobar partners with HRG

Isobar has entered a new partnership with HRG, the Global Travel Management division of Hogg Robinson Group. Under the terms of the agreement HRG and Isobar will work together to promote the use of custom fit Isobar Compression flight socks during travel to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

The partnership will see HRG clients benefitting from an increased provision of travel health briefings, workshops and seminars to inform them on how best to protect their corporate travellers against DVT risks.

Amanda Hanlin, Director of Commercial Marketing commented: “A partnership with Isobar Compression enables us to continue to ensure that our clients and their corporate travellers receive the very latest advice and guidance to help protect them.”

Professor Charles McCollum, Isobar Chief Medical Advisor and Head of Academic Surgery at the University of Manchester, UK added: “We are delighted to be in partnership with HRG and look forward to working with them and their clients.”

If you are interested in hearing more about this partnership, please contact Joe Barter at j.barter@isobar-compression.com or on 02476 284041.

A new lease of life for patients

Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester has been using Isobar Compression hosiery at its specialist leg ulcer clinic for 18 months and is achieving great healing results for its patients.

"The benefit of Isobar Compression hosiery is we can put patients in compression that it would be very difficult to get made-to-measure or off-the-shelf for," Jo Clarke, leg ulcer specialist nurse, told Isobar.

"We can get misshaped and large limbs into Isobar Compression hosiery. We can make sure they're getting the specific compression that is not going to give any detriment to their arterial status."

You can watch a case study on patient Christopher Lee here. Christopher has seen fantastic results since wearing Isobar to treat three ulcers on his left leg and has been able to return to work as a groundsman, which has given him a new lease for life.

Robin Drysdale gives Isobar the thumbs up

Former professional tennis player Robin Drysdale has given the thumbs up to custom-fit Isobar Compression socks. Robin, who reached the 1977 Australia Open quarter-finals, and is now a successful businessman, chooses to wear Isobar compression socks.

Robin commented: “The socks are by far the best I've worn and I have had several different pairs of compression socks from different manufacturers. In fact, I wore them for 12 hours sitting and standing yesterday and at the end of the day my legs felt fantastic.

“I enjoyed the experience of having my leg scanned by the Isobar team and having a pair of compression socks made specifically to fit my legs. I find the socks are comfortable to wear and are very good quality, so will last a long time. I regularly wear them when I travel to protect against DVT and also keep my legs feeling fresher. I would happily recommend Isobar to others and I will continue to use them and order more.” 

Isobar supports boxer ahead of fight

Isobar ambassador Charlie Quinn is preparing for his next professional fight this weekend after making the switch up to the heavier Cruiserweight title. In this guest blog, Charlie tells us about his fight preparations and how his Isobar Compression garments have aided his training.

It’s been two years since I turned professional and it’s been a steep learning curve. It’s really suited me as I’m learning constantly, from sparring to developing as a boxer. I used to find it hard boxing at a lighter weight, as I would have to spend the last couple of weeks getting down from 86kg to 81kg which is a big drop. I’d feel the loss of power.

I decided with my team after the last fight to make the step up to cruiserweight, which meant putting on two stone. I took some time out from fighting to concentrate on putting on the weight and putting a lot of work into strength and conditioning. This has meant that the last couple of weeks leading up to my fight this weekend has been spent on technical work rather than weight loss.

My worry with going up a weight was that I’d get slow, but this hasn’t happened at all. In fact, I feel more powerful and I’m actually faster on track! These early fights are my learning fights and as only a four-rounder, I have chance to get used to the challenge of the fight. At this weight everyone can punch hard. It’s a slim division though so I can hopefully move through the rankings quickly.

While training for this fight, I’ve been making the most of my Isobar products. I’ve been wearing arm sleeves and full-length socks for recovery and they’ve really made a difference. I used to feel the DOMS the day after training hard, but now I can just get up the next day and train hard right away. I also have travel garments that I wear for travelling to London and Manchester for training or sparring, which have helped too.

Charlie’s fight is on 10th March at York Hall, London. Find out more about Charlie at: www.mightyquinnboxing.com

Sale Sharks recover faster with Isobar

John Kirkpatrick of Sale Sharks talks about how his players have recovered significantly from training and games this season after wearing Isobar Compression custom-fit compression technology.

"Isobar use the most innovative technology when it comes to tailoring the compression garments to each individual athlete. Isobar use a 3D scanning machine to attain a perfect fit for each leg. This process ensures that the correct pressures are applied to the ankle, calf and quadriceps. This process means each athlete has a bespoke garment that is a perfect fit ensuring maximum performance in recovery.

"Isobar came into the club and provided the squad with an excellent presentation highlighting the optimal compression the garments provide in comparison with other market leading brands. They show cased the technology they use to attain the correct and accurate compression as well as sharing feedback and early research on the performance of both the calf socks and the full-length tights.

"The squad at Sale Sharks has really benefitted from wearing the garments. They have found that by wearing the garments after games and training sessions have significantly improved recovery times. We have also noticed that recovery has improved in their jump scores post game (fatigue test we use) as well as an improved score on their wellbeing survey (questionnaire on player health).

"I have personally found Isobar to be an excellent product. The ongoing support they have offered the squad has been first class. They have supplied replacement garments when necessary and have provided 3D scanning for new players within a very short time frame.

"I would recommend this product to any athlete/sports teams as I feel the garments have really helped in achieving faster recovery times allowing the players to train harder on a daily and weekly basis. The Isobar garments are an essential tool for each player’s recovery protocol and having used Isobar with the entire squad for the entire season, I am in no doubt that, they are the market leaders in sports compression garments."

Varicose veins pose 5x risk of DVT

People with varicose veins are 5x more likely to suffer deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), according to new research published this week. The study of 425,000 people suggests the condition should be considered a major red flag that someone is at risk of DVT or PE (pulmonary embolism).

Every year in the UK 67,000 people suffer a DVT and it is important that people understand their risk during situations that increase DVT risk, such as immobility through surgery or prolonged travel. Between 2-10% of people flying more than 4 hours without wearing well-fitting flight socks suffer a symptomless DVT.

You can read more in this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5441023/Varicose-veins-warning-sign-deadly-blood-clots.html#ixzz58P4sET7b 

Isobar supplies custom-fit compression to people flying regularly, those with vascular conditions and athletes to increase blood return through the calf, which in turn reduces the risk of blood clotting.