CalMedi Medical Supply, Socks Stockings Store Calgary NW

 403-663-8777

Compression Therapy

 

    Calmedi Home Care & Medical Stockings has been working in partnerships with various Doctors, Specialists, Home Care Nurses, Foot Clinics (branch of AADL) for over ten years. Unlike other stores where there is a high turn over of fitters, our store has two expert fitters; one for eleven years and the other for nine. Product knowledge of all different makes; what make one a better fit for unique patient is critical. We service crews of all major airlines including West Jet, Air Canada and Sunwing.  All the airlines have very strict conditions and requirements for the uniforms worn by their staff - especially the Flight Attendants. We stock all the styles and colors required. In cases where special sizing is required, we order such items via express delivery and usually have them in the store for delivery within 3 days. (Subject to suppliers having the item in stock).  
    Compression Stockings come in two main classifications: Off-The-Counter and Prescription Graduated Stockings.  
Off the counter stockings are of mild graduated compression usually from 5 mmHg to 20 mmHg of pressure.
Prescription stockings have graduated compression of 20 to 60mm Hg - the most popular being 20-30 mmHg. While non prescription graduated stockings do not need fitting, all prescription stockings have to be fitted. Prescription stockings are GST exempt with Doctors prescriptions.  Due to their great assistance in promoting active health at work places, most of the private insurances (through work or other private plans) cover several pairs per year. Please contact your insurance company for your coverage.  
 
Our Fitters:
    We have trained and certified fitters on board; one being the co-owner.  She has been providing personalized service for over ten years. She deals with over five different suppliers. Her experience over time enables her to best fit the needs of the clients based on compression, style, height, type of feet and shape of the feet.  All graduated compression stockings come in knee high, thigh high and pantyhose. Some have further option of open toe and closed toe. Every supplier has unique styles, fashion and fits. That's why Calmedi prides itself to offer the best service to assist clients to best fit based on their unique requirements.
    Compression stockings are covered by most of the private insurances. We strongly recommend our clients to inquire with their insurances for the amount of stockings coverage. As for others, they may qualify for government assistance via AADL program. Patients have to go to Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre or other designated foot clinics to have themselves assessed. Qualified patients get authorizations for stockings which then goes into AADL data base. The next process is to wait until their name appears in the data base before we can dispense stockings.
    The best time to do fittings is in the morning between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon. This is so that the feet are less swollen to get the correct measurements. In event of people not being able to book within those hours, we ask patients to sit in the store for 15 minutes with their feet elevated to bring up the blood from the lower feet.
    We recommend patients to book appointment for fittin
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    Read more for general info on Graduated Compression Stockings - How they work