Jobskin has a long and rich history in the field of compression garments having been originally developed by an early pioneer of compression in the USA, Conrad Jobst whose original interest in the management of vascular conditions led to the development of compression garments.
JOBSKIN garments were developed in the 1960s in conjunction with the Shriners Burn Institute. Throughout this, technology has enabled significant developments in the science of compression – in fabric construction and in the design and fabrication of the compression garments themselves.
The success of a custom-made compression garment has two key elements:
- Excellence in design and fabrication, and;
- Therapist prescription
The Jobskin team is comprised of clinical advisors, experienced designers and specialised machinists to ensure design and fabrication excellence and therapeutic effectiveness. Our clinical advisors and designers are very willing to work with you to provide the best custom garment, with the right compression, that your patient needs. This means a garment that:
- Honours the principles of graduated compression
- Assures that the compression is no greater than requested by the clinician
- Fits well
- Is therapeutically effective
- Provides compression where it is needed
- Can accommodate varying skin states
- A patient is willing to live in and so is willing to comply with.
Jobskin garments are manufactured in Melbourne Australia and are available to be ordered throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our company is committed to producing quality pressure garments and so undertake rigorous quality assurance. All fabrics are tested for grading by the manufacturer. In addition, fabrics are randomly re-tested locally by the AWTA (Australian Wool Testing Authority) using methods designed by independent textile expert (RMIT Faculty Head of Textiles) to specifications set specifically for Jobskin. Jobskin production has been validated by independent testing authority in Germany which ensure that Jobskin garments achieve graduated compression and do not exceed prescribed rates of compression.