ActiGlide Application Aid

Compression hosiery can be difficult to put on, particularly if you have limited mobility or hand movement. With ActiGlide compression garments glide effortlessly up the leg or arm.

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In detail


Indications for use:

  • Suitable for tights, socks, knee and thigh length compression hosiery and armsleeves
  • For open and closed toe hosiery
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • For use by hosiery wearer, or when applied by a carer
  • For extremely large limbs, 2 ActiGlides can be used together, threading the eyelets at either end using the flexible plastic pin


When using the ActiGlide® without assistance, the wearer needs to be able to bend down to put the hosiery on and also requires the manual dexterity to thread the flexible, plastic pin through the eyelets in the ActiGlide®. Available on prescription.

Ordering codes

LR code PIP code Hospital code
ActiGlide Application Aid 284-5196 EUE 049

Clinical evidence

Actiglide video

Useful video on using an Actiglide hosiery applicator. It works with tights, thigh length and below knee hosiery and both closed and open toe styles. Can be used by both the wearer or a carer. It is available on prescription in the UK.

Author: Activa
Date: November 1st, 2013


ActiGlide: A simple method of applying compression hosiery

36 nurses and 1164 patients in an audit on applying hosiery found Actiglide encourages independence and reduces the need for clinic visits.

Author: Sylvie Hampton TVCS, Eastbourne
Date: May 1st, 2005


Selecting & fitting Activa hosiery

Confusion exists between European and British Standard hosiery. General lack of training for nurses.

Author: Sylvie Hampton TVS
Publication: Nursing and Residential Care. August 2002 Vol:4 No:8 396-398
Date: August 1st, 2002


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