RECOMMENDED BY ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Chief Medical Officer at N.E.C. Nijmegen
I have had a long-time search for shorts/tights that support both the muscular system of the pelvis and the lower back. These shorts/tights have been developed in cooperation with Knap’man. Finally!
I have been waiting almost 3 years for a product like the Zoned Compression Shorts by Knap'man. As Chief Medical Officer at N.E.C., I am involved with injury prevention on a daily basis. I have been searching for years for innovative products, in particular for groin and hamstring injuries. I am proud that I have been able to contribute to the development of this new product. In my opinion, this is a fantastic development for athletes. My players were immediately enthousiastic and they now only want the Knap’man shorts and tights. Some of the players even wear the Knap’man shirts as well.
Sport physician & Expert kinesio taping
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to test the properties of the new Knap’man shirt (in the past I have tested similar shirts by other brands). I noticed directly that the material of the shirt is of a very high quality, it is soft to the touch and comfortable.
The shirts are a perfect fit. The material is thin and therefore invisible under a polo shirt. The material retains its shape and form even after multiple washes.
The posture-improving quality of Knap’man products is immediately evident. More so than by other brands.
In actual practice, I see a lot of pain complaints as a result of the wrong posture or the wrong use of the support and motion mechanisms of the body. This can lead to chronic pain. For example, disorders, such as a hernia, are often caused by the wrong use of muscles. By wearing Knap’man these complaints can be reduced.
The targeted compression zones in, for example, the back area, straighten the body up. As soon as the body diverts from the ideal posture, it receives a neurophysiological impulse with a similar reaction to that achieved by taping.
While wearing Knap’man compression clothing, the neurophysiological system is on a ‘learning curve’ so that the effects are even visible after a prolonged time. In addition, the compression clothing influences the overall coordination of the body in a positive way.
Of all the brands of compression wear tested to date, the Knap’man products have given the best results.
Physiotherapy and manual therapy can in daily life be complemented by wearing Knap’man compression clothing.
Extremely suited to correcting posture problems and to preventing damage to the support and motion mechanisms of the body over a long period.
Gert van der Burg
I would like to share our first impressions of the Knap’man compression wear.
We were searching for quite some time for compression wear for use during sport where the strain on the muscles occurs in the core region, the combination of back muscles, abdomen muscles and the hip-gluteus maximus region.
Our positive experience with compression therapy for the lower leg and foot with compression stockings, with both a preventive effect and for use in the case of muscle injury, have lead to this search.
We have used Knap’man compression wear for a few of our patients who suffer from lower back complaints, where the pressure on the back causes problems during sport.
The sports played were golf and field hockey. The motivation for wearing compression clothing is mainly due to the improved blood circulation, the increase in stability given, the improved muscle stamina and the decrease in muscle pain.
These effects are known when wearing compression stockings and I can confirm that this is also the case for Knap’man compression wear.
Although, in the first instance, this clothing is referred to as figure-correcting, I am of the opinion that the positive effect on back strain should be definitely stated. Our patients reported experiencing an obvious decrease in fatigue in the core region during sport. They pointed out that they felt extra support in the lower back region which led to an improved posture. The good thermoregulation was also a positive quality.
We shall advise our patients with complaints in the core region to wear compression clothing during sport. Knap’man meets our demands for the correct clothing.
Jeremy de Visser
My name is Jeremy de Visser and I have my own sports business. I have 13 years experience in the giving of training in various sports and in personal training. I train a broad range of public, including the police force in Amsterdam.
After wearing the Knap’man shirt myself for a while during training, I noticed that the compression zones stimulate the correct posture of the upper body. The back and abdomen muscles are perfectly supported . For my clients, the correct posture of the upper body is of great importance. A big advantage of the Knap’man shirts are the built-in silver ions that ensure that the shirt is odour-free, even after physical training.
My clients and I now wear Knap’man shirts during spinning, bodypump, kick and punch, bootcamp and personal training.
After hearing about the compression shorts I was keen to try them out as well. I regularly compete in runs and while wearing the compression shorts I set a new personal record. The shorts are very comfortable and I also wear them when giving spinning classes. Some of my clients use the compression shorts now also and they are glad to report that they have almost no muscle pain after the training.
I am very satisfied with the shirts and shorts and recommend them to all my clients!
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