Medical grade compression garments are becoming increasingly popular among netballers as they offer players a range of health benefits. Compression garments are designed to provide a snug, tight fit around the body, which increases blood flow and helps to reduce muscle fatigue. Primarily, compression garments help to reduce muscle vibration and fatigue throughout the game, assisting with muscle recovery.
Medical grade compression has surprising benefits when applied directly to the core and pelvis. Core muscle groups are responsible for stabilising the body during dynamic movements and body contact. Medical grade core and pelvis compression garments are specifically designed to provide targeted muscle and joint support, allowing netballers to move more efficiently, reduce injury risk and improve performance.
The compression provided by these garments helps to increase awareness of correct body alignment and reinforces a netballer’s centre of gravity. This encourages a lower centre of gravity which reduces the risk of injury and enhances stability during dynamic movements such as changing direction and jumping. In addition, the snug fit of the garment helps to reduce muscle strain, decrease fatigue and promote quicker recovery of muscles during and after a game.
Medical grade core and pelvis compression garments are particularly helpful for netballers that suffer from lower back pain. The garments aid in reducing strain on the lower back, which helps to reduce pain during exercise and post-activity. The snug fit also helps to reduce movement of the spine, which prevents further injury and encourages improved posture.
Compression garments can help to reduce the risk of injury in other areas as well. These garments can support the shoulder and elbow muscles and can also provide relief from common lower body injuries such as pulled muscles and Joint instability. The compression provided by medical grade garments stimulates better blood circulation, which, in turn, helps to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery time, allowing netballers to get back on the court quicker.
Medical grade core and pelvis compression garments not only provide physical benefits, but psychological benefits as well. The snug fit of the garments can help to boost confidence and improve self-esteem, while the improved posture and stability of the body can increase the efficiency of a netballer’s movement, giving them a mental edge against the opposition.
Whether for recovery, injury prevention or performance enhancement, medical grade core and pelvis compression garments have become a staple in the kit bags of many netballers. The snug fit, targeted muscle and joint support, improved posture, and enhanced stability can all help netballers to perform at their peak and remain injury-free during their season. For netballers looking to get the most from their game, medical grade core and pelvis compression garments could be the answer.
Supacore ,having worked with a physiotherapist whilst using scientific evidence developed the Coretech ®technology.
The Coretech® medical grade shorts and leggings has a patented waistband technology to activate the core and pelvis via a body mapped medical grade compression technique.
It is listed under Therapeutic goods administration as a medical device and used by many netballers.
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