"Seeing people suffer through pain and disease inspires me to educate others so they can take the right steps to live a better life. My great passion is communicating healthy habits earlier in order to create a more positive destiny for future generations. If we each take a small step to better care for ourselves, our combined efforts can inspire similar action in others. We can create a culture in which self-care is a tool for disease prevention, personal empowerment, and lifelong resilience. Self-care goes beyond just improving your health—it can empower our entire community."
Christie has experienced swelling of the ankles and feet along with burning and cramping sensations in the calf area due to prolonged periods of sitting as well as an occasional lengthy airplane flight. As Christie starts to train for her first 5K, she is relying on compression socks to help her during training as well as recovery post run. Christie found a solution and answer to her struggles without having to turn to medicine and doctor’s visits. She has found that compression wear can help just about anyone improve their performance and reduce recovery times.
During a recent conversation with my Dad, he mentioned that his legs were red, swelling and that he had lost a few toenails. I said, “Dad.. you know I own a compression sock company, why don’t you try them out. These socks are used to minimize swelling and keep oxygenated blood flowing in your feet and legs.” He went on to say that he’d ask his doctor about wearing the socks. Unfortunately, he was admitted to the hospital before he had the chance to try them on. He had a procedure done to get more blood flow to the foot, which went great, but then they discovered he had internal bleeding and was in the ICU for two days. They prematurely sent him home after they confirmed the internal bleeding had stopped. He has a weak heart, kidneys, lungs.. etc. He continues to battle severe stomach pain and is on meds and an IV. When I went to visit him during his stay they were using intermittent pneumatic compression devices on his legs to help prevent blood clots in the deep veins of his legs. The devices use cuffs around the legs that fill with air and squeeze your legs. This increases blood flow through the veins of your legs and helps prevent blood clots. This was confirmation that my Dad can absolutely wear BioSoul compression socks to help speed up the recovery process and maintain proper blood flow. He wears them almost daily and highly recommends them to anyone who may be experiencing the same issues.
Christie Petersen is the founder and owner of BioSoul LLC, a compression wear company that empowers individuals to overcome their limits through recovery and performance. Christie believes that compression socks are the answer to relieving symptoms of tired, achy and swollen legs, increase performance and reduce recovery times.
In addition to devoting her time to BioSoul, she is looking for the best sushi restaurant in Chicago. She also enjoys running with her Australian Cattle dog, Logan, reading health articles and sitting by the lake.