SIGVARIS Teams Up with LPGA's Brittany Lincicome, Entering the Golf Arena with Compression Socks!

ATLANTA, GA, April 12, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SIGVARIS has become the exclusive supplier of graduated compression socks and stockings to LPGA's Brittany Lincicome. SIGVARIS and Brittany will collaborate on educating the golf community (golf professionals and recreational golfers) on all the benefits of graduated compression socks, both on and off the golf course. SIGVARIS offers both medical compression socks and stockings as well as life-style compression socks for sports, travel and professions requiring prolonged sitting or standing. "I was unaware of the differences that a graduated compression sock could make in my performance, but my recovery is quicker from my workouts and that allows me to focus on my golf game. SIGVARIS graduated compression socks work wonderfully and make my legs feel energized and lighter," says Brittany Lincicome. SIGVARIS recently wrapped up a golf trial involving graduated compression socks and their effect on golfers when used during an 18-hole golf round. An impressive 94% of the test-golfers (n=36) said they would recommend the SIGVARIS Compression Golf Socks to their fellow golfers and colleagues. Wearing compression during and after strenuous exercise or competition may help flush out lactic acid and also provide symptomatic relief of delayed onset leg muscle soreness. Graduated compression socks can also be worn to help support, by stimulating blood circulation, recovery from sports injuries. Graduated compression stockings should always be worn for longer air-travel to prevent blood stasis, and if cleared by a physician, during pregnancy to relieve swollen ankles and leg edema. SIGVARIS created http://www.athleticrecoverysock.com/ to provide athletes and weekend warriors with information on sports compression socks, as well as a forum for athletes to discuss their compression therapy experiences and results. SIGVARIS already has another high-visibility partnership in place with the Indianapolis Colts, NFL'S WINNINGEST TEAM FROM 1999-2009, which went into effect April 1st, 2010. SIGVARIS, through the Athletic Recovery line of socks, also has several strategic partnerships in place with established endurance sports organizations in North America, such as: Road Runners' Club of America (RRCA), USProTri, Southern Crescent Cycling Club, and Cross Country Canada (CCC-skiing). General SIGVARIS athletic sponsorship questions can be directed to sigvariscares@sigvaris.com or by calling 770-632-2930. About Brittany Lincicome Brittany was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 19, 1985 but nowadays resides in Seminole, Florida. Brittany started playing golf at the age of 9 and turned professional in 2005. Brittany defeated Michele Redman, Brandie Burton, Kyeong Bae, Michele Wie, Lorena Ochoa, and Juli Inkster, to win the 2006 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship and her first career victory. Brittany Lincicome became a major champion in 2009 when she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Brittany has kept her exempt status since 2005, with career earnings on the LPGA Tour closing in on $3 million. For more information about Brittany Lincicome, please visit: http://brittanylincicome.net/ About SIGVARIS SIGVARIS North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous and lymphatic disorders. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit www.sigvarisusa.com. SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide. SIGVARIS North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy.

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