Compression garments

The use of flat knit compression garments is essential in lymphedema management. Having the right garment and fit for your needs and lifestyle helps to support the veins and lymphatic vessels, helps to keep the limb from refilling and helps containment of the tissues. It also helps reduce fibrosis and maintain the gains achieved during Combined Decongestive Therapy.

Laura Dear is able to measure you and help decide which is the right garment and compression level for your needs. You do not need to be a client of Laura’s to book a fitting and order compression garments. Simply hit the “Book Now” button and under services click “fitting” to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for fitting (unless you want the measurements to take elsewhere to order, then it is charged at the regular lymphedema therapy rate).

Laura fits and sells garments thru Jobst, L&R Canada, and now Mediven. Custom or Made to Measure, MTM, are usually best but there are Off the Shelf options if your measurements fall within the parameters. Night garments are also MTM and OTS and can help stabilize or even reduce lymphedema combined with daytime garments. Pricing depends on brand and accessories but they are all close in price. We can not give a price over the phone, just a range, as they are all a little different and there are sometimes comfort zones that can be added which affect the price.

All custom flat knit garments are made in Germany and take 10 to 14 days to arrive once the order is placed. If it doesn’t fit right, most companies have a 45 day window that we can do a remake at no extra charge, outside of that window it is a new garment.

Garments need to be worn all day, even during exercise! Cleaned at night, some are hand wash and lay flat to dry and some can go in the washer and dryer. They do need to be replaced every six months but nighttime garments last much longer, up to two years, because you are not walking around with them, just sleeping.

Please call Laura if you have any questions.