North Wales, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/30/2019 -- As the trusted physical therapists serving Hatboro, Horsham, and the surrounding areas, Total Performance Physical Therapy is the go-to source for sports recovery and fitness information, news, and tips. Now, the organization is weighing in on the alleged effectiveness of compression gear on sports performance and recovery.
While they've been used for medical purposes for years, compression socks and other garments are used to constrict blood vessels and prevent blood pooling in the legs by forcing back up to the heart. This can help to prevent swelling and conditions like deep vein thrombosis, but athletes are now using compression to improve their performances.
Currently, there are many studies being done on compression clothing, but a majority of them have been conducted by the manufacturers themselves, deeming their results untrustworthy. Of the few truly independent studies on compression wear, there was no significant or measurable difference in performance for athletes wearing compression clothing; however, there was a noticeable increase in recovery time for many test subjects.
After reviewing these independent studies, Total Performance Physical Therapy has advised that while compression gear may not aid in improving athletic performance during exercise, it can help to speed recovery if worn after workouts, exercises, and athletic events. However, regardless of metrics, research, and studies, it may be beneficial for athletes to wear compression gear if they believe it helps their performance.
For more information on compression gear and its effects on performance and recovery, or to schedule an appointment for physical therapy in Doylestown, contact Total Performance Physical Therapy today by visiting https://www.totalperformancept.com/.
About Total Performance Physical Therapy
Led by the nationally-renowned Dr. Heather Moore, Total Performance Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art center for physical and aquatic therapy dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of athletes of all ages and ability levels. With a Physical Therapy and Coaching Staff that consists exclusively of Doctorate-level physical therapists, Total Performance Physical Therapy employs cutting-edge physical therapy techniques to create personalized programs that address the needs and goals of every patient.
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