Isobar Compression has been chosen by the Kenya Rugby Sevens team to provide compression to the players. Isobar has been specifically chosen due to its customised fit, which will help the players to recover from their grueling long-haul flying schedule and minimise DVT risk.
The Kenya team was scanned this week in London as they trained ahead of the Final round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Kenya is one of 15 top nations in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series competing in ten events each season. Kenya recorded its first tournament win in the 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series beating Fiji at the 2016 Singapore Sevens.
Steve Walsh, high performance consultant, said: “Coming from Nairobi, the team has to take multiple flights to compete and we need something that’s going to help with their recovery and minimise DVTs.
“I’ve had two DVTs flying back from Australia, despite wearing other compression socks and doing my calf exercises, so had fallen out with using compression. But I’ve done my homework on Isobar and it’s a product that I’m happy to look at. I’m interested in the fact that they are customised and I need something I can trust to give the players a good recovery package. Athletes love anything customised as it’s made for them, so the players are excited to try Isobar socks.”
Isobar’s unique 3D scanning technology enables us to deliver comfortable, bespoke compression socks set to the pressure athletes need to improve circulation. Our garments are clinically proven to reduce the risk of DVT and boost athletic recovery.
Captain Andrew Amonde added: “It’s important to get your legs ready for the game after you’ve been travelling. Compression should be fitted to get the maximum out of it.”
Isobar Compression is the first choice for travel for athletes including Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Team GB Bobsleigh driver Bruce Tasker, the British Swimming team and endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont.