Anti Slip Safety Socks Short Black | Gripsox
Everybody is afraid of falls. It's not only the elderly who are susceptible to falls but also young adults and children. It's a great idea to wear some anti-slip footwear but not to worry - we have discovered the wonders of Gripsox . Gripsox is a world leader in non-slip grip socks and is also the world's leading form of independently clinically trialed non-slip grip socks. It has now established itself as an internationally recognized brand and a leader in falls prevention.
The key feature of GripSox® is that it has a “non-slip” rubberised sole to help with the gripping of variable floor surfaces, equipment and mats. It is not only patients who can benefit from the use of GripSox®. All health staff, and in particular nurses and carers, can benefit from the knowledge that a patient to whom they are about to attend, is visibly identifiable as a high falls risk by the wearing of GripSox® non-slip grip socks. They can be better prepared in advance and when assisting with patient transfers, thus resulting in fewer staff manual handling injuries from unexpected patient slips and falls. Not only does this reduce work days lost through staff injuries, but financially speaking, a reduction in the incidence of patient falls and staff injuries.
Not only the Gripsox has a firm grip, it is latex free and has a high stretch top band, an anklet & stretch top option and a seamless toe for comfort. The fitted heel also prevents sock rotation. It is made of 95% cotton to allow breathability (essential for exercise), 5% elastane for extra stretch over swollen feet and you can also use the Gripsox on tiles. floorboards, wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries and outdoor areas. Being non-slip, they are perfect to wear for Dancing, Yoga, Pilates or Indoor Sports.
GripSox has been used worldwide by more than 300 physiotherapies, pilates, yoga, podiatry and pharmacy businesses and over 250 hospitals and aged care residences for falls prevention.
- Clinically trilled in Australia and New Zealand
- Used by over 100 hospitals & aged care centres.
- Internationally recognized brand
- Used in more than 10 countries
- Thick density grip dots for enhanced grip effect
- Increased warmth, safety & hygiene
- Easily worn over compression stockings
- Latex free
- Fitted heel to prevent sock rotation around the foot
- Grip dots withstand high temperature laundering
1. How long is the socks?
A: Short socks is about 2" long
GripSox has now become an internationally recognized brand as the grip sock of choice for falls prevention in hospitals and nursing homes.
One of the most significant new strategies to reduce the number of falls has been the implementation of the GripSox, an ankle sock with a non-slip section on the sole of the foot. These socks have been used in other health care organisations and found to prevent patients assessed as high falls risk from falling in many cases. These socks create quaite a fashion statement. The feedback from users rated nonslip socks to feel less slippery than barefoot and standard socks. Compared with wearing standard socks, wearing GripSox improves gait performance and beneficial in reducing the risk of slipping in older people.
In 2010, there was evident trial at St Vincents & Mercy Private Hospital, Melbourne and the clinical trial at Cairns Private Hospital where the incidence of falls was reduced by 70%. An award-winning 2011 clinical trial at John Fawkner Private Hospital used GripSox to help reduce their falls rate from 7.15 falls/1000 bed days to 1.80 falls/1000 bed days.
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