Patient who used the device after Fibula
I used the geko™ device after breaking my Fibula bone. The
injury required no surgery but I was advised that my leg would need
to be in a plaster cast for six weeks. Although both my consultant
and I were sceptical, I started wearing the geko™ device on my
broken leg one week after the fracture, every day during the day
time only. The device was easy to fit and I experienced no skin
irritation, which I do with adhesive materials.
My plaster cast was removed after 5 weeks and two days. I feel
certain the increased blood flow, as a result of using geko™,
accelerated my recovery. X-rays confirmed the positive healing and
my consultant commented on the lack of stiffness in my foot
rotation, swelling was moderate and my physios said I've recovered
extremely well. I would definitely recommend the geko™ device to
others recovering from a broken leg.
Patient who used the device after breaking an
In November 2013, I broke my right ankle during a motorcycle
accident. Physiotherapy was great in regaining MY flexibility and
walking; yet, I was still experiencing swelling and pain after 7
months. During a scientific congress in June 2013, where I
was on my feet for numerous days, I was introduced to the geko™
device and figured I would give it a try. The impact was
remarkable, as within a few days the swelling was reduced
significantly and I was able to walk pain free and without a limp.
This occurred even though I still was on my feet for the next few
days at the conference.
A few months later, I tripped laterally on the right ankle while
golfing. The swelling and pain were back. After one day, I
started using the geko device to see if it would help. Within
2 days, the swelling was gone and pain had subsided
The geko™ device improved my recovery rate in reducing the
swelling and pain both times. The device is very easy to apply and
comfortable. I would have no hesitation in recommending this device
to anyone seeking to assist the healing process for similar
Patient of James Tomkies at Physioelite,
"I have had a long history of tendon trouble in both my achilles
tendons that started in the early 1980's. Since the mid 1990's it
essentially went away after treatment from you and use of orthotic
inserts in my running shoes.
However in early 2012 I broke my right ankle and after over a
year of recovery the tendon trouble began again. Most recently,
earlier this year after a 40 minute run the right Achilles tendon
flared up. It was heavily swollen, I could not walk without a heavy
limp and it looked like a combination of tendinitis and tendonosis.
I also managed to give myself ice burns on the ankle from using ice
to reduce the swelling.
This meant that you were not able to use and vigorous direct
massage. At your suggestion and with minor additional treatment I
used a geko™ four times in quick succession. The impact was
remarkable to me. Within a few days the swelling subsided and I was
able to walk without a limp. I am now able to run again although I
am building back up slowly. I would have no hesitation in
recommending this treatment to anyone. In addition it was so much
less painful than the usual massage and manipulation!"
Patient who used the device after an Ankle
"The benefits I received from wearing the geko™ device were
clear and visible reduced swelling around the ankle and no pain. I
was able to have full ankle movement only 10 days post
Microfracture. The device was easy to apply, clear instructions
received from Nicola, which were easily followed. There is nothing
I would change about the geko™ device if I was to wear it again,
all seemed to work as required. Excellent product.
When the hours of the device were reduced it was a bit of hit
and miss when to wear the device in the daytime, but I presume this
will be down to each individual."
Patients who used the device after foot surgery carried
out at The Spire Hospital
"Excellent device it kept the swelling at bay, my dressing came
of easy after the first week because of no swelling. The
instructions from Nikki were very easy to follow and there would be
nothing that I would change about the geko™. It was very easy to
apply and very comfortable, an excellent device."
"I would certainly recommend the geko™ device, my own experience
has been very positive as I feel it has certainly helped the
operation on my big toe to heel quickly due to improved circulation
to my lower leg, foot and ankle, therefore reducing the
swelling, aiding wound healing and reducing pain and discomfort.
The geko™ device improved my recovery rate because the swelling
reduced which reduced my pain. I did not need to take any pain
killers and I was able to move the toe with less discomfort. The
device was very easy to apply and there was no problems
encountered, a very neat device." (Patient was a retired
Patient who used the device after foot surgery carried
out at The Bridgewater Hospital
"The geko™ device significantly reduced my pain and swelling, it
distracted the pain from my operation site. I liked the fact you
could adjust the level of stimulation accordingly with the click of
a button. I was able to mobilise independently much quicker than I
anticipated. The device was extremely simple to use, I followed a
few easy steps as instructed. The battery duration of 24hrs was
adequate between devices changes. There was nothing I did not like
about the geko™ device, the benefits are outstanding for a simple,
non-invasive device. I would definitely recommend the device to
anyone needing lower limb surgery. It would be at the top of my
list for any future surgical intervention."
Patient who used the device following a total hip
replacement at the BMI Harbour Hospital
"The geko™ is a brilliant alternative to the stockings. The
stockings are hot, uncomfortable and a nightmare to put on. The
geko™ replaces these totally. The device was so easy to
Patient who used the device after foot surgery carried
out by Mr Anand Pillai
"From my experience using the device did not cause any
inconvenience and I felt the benefits were all positive. Would have
no hesitation using this again. I would have been happy to wear it
for a longer period as it did ease the pain. I had a much better
recovery period from the previous operation, much easier to sleep
at night, as my foot was more comfortable. I had no swelling after
one week from the date of my operation. No numbness or pins and
needles in my toes and foot compared to operation on the left foot
4 weeks earlier."
A Patient of Pippa Rollit
Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic
"I recently used the geko™ on a long haul return journey
to Australia. The timing was not ideal as I was recovering from a
nasty fall which left me with a painful knee injury. It was very
tender and was giving me a lot of trouble at night when it would
stiffen up when lying in bed. I would wake in the night and need to
exercise it in order to get some mobility back.
I have done this flight on numerous occasions going back to see
family over the years having moved to the UK from Australia almost
25 years earlier. It is always hard. I normally make a point of
stopping over but on this occasion I was alone and with limited
time, so could not afford that luxury. As you can imagine I was
dreading the flight in economy and in this condition. Pippa
suggested I try using the geko™ during the flight.
For me it felt like a life saver. It made such a difference.
After being so apprehensive the journey turned out to be one of my
best. I did not experience any stiffness in the knee or pain during
the journey and it was so much more comfortable than normally.
I attached the geko™ only to the knee which had been injured. I
did this after boarding the plane. Pippa showed me how and the
instructions were straightforward. The first part of the journey to
Dubai was around 6 hours. We had 1 1/2 hours change over and then
back on another plane for another 14 hours. I took the geko™ off
before boarding again as I was a bit nervous of explaining it to
security people in Dubai. I applied a new one once on board.
I normally experience swelling of the feet on these long
journeys and also get annoying constant pains down the sides of my
legs, almost like sciatica resulting I think from my legs being
cramped and pressure from sitting too long in the same position. I
find that one of the most difficult things to put up with when
flying long haul. They used to have foot rests in years gone by
which helped giving some elevation but they never seem to have them
in economy any more. I have sometimes used foot exercising cushions
which can give some relief if you remember to keep exercising with
it. However I did not experience any of this pain discomfort or
swelling when using the geko™. I was truly amazed.
I can't imagine doing that long journey again without using it.
I was surprised to find that rather than my knee being worse it
seemed the journey had improved it and I walked off the plane
without any discomfort or stiffness. I think it also had long
lasting benefits as the stiffness in the night was also markedly
Profile: Extreme Athlete, Canada - Outrun Diabetes Solo Run (180
marathons in 9 months)
"Every elite athlete knows that the recovery phase is critical
to future performance and prevention of injury. As an extreme
athlete, recovery is a means of surviving the day to day gruelling
impact on my body.
I am in the midst of running across Canada to raise awareness
for Type 1 Diabetes. A journey covering 7,500km, that's 180
marathons in 9 months! I am running five back-to-back marathons per
week and I rely on the geko™ device as a vital part of my recovery.
The device has played a key role in allowing me to recover quicker,
train harder and get back out there each day.
The first time I used the geko™ device was 2 weeks into my
journey, I did not have access to an ice bath or my recovery boots.
After using geko™ I felt just as good the next day. The geko™ is an
essential part of my recovery and it makes a huge difference."
Exercise Physiology, Strength Coach to World Class and Olympic
Athletes, Founder of Yes To Strength
"The geko™ device increases blood flow - a critical component of
recovery - and easily fits in to an athlete's lifestyle. Athletes
can make recovery happen with geko™ and thus be able to train more
Five-Time Olympic Ice Hockey Medalist (Gold in 2002, 2006, 2010
"During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Canada's National Women's
Hockey Team again took home the gold. I played the tournament with
a broken foot and was introduced to the geko™ device by Karla Van
Beveren, our physiotherapist. I used the geko™ devices post Sochi
to aid my recovery, and for use during extensive travel, as part of
my return to training. Post training I find my legs feel lighter
and the constant stimulation keeps blood circulation flowing. I
don't have the 'cankles' I normally would and my legs feel fresher.
I think it's a valuable asset for the recovery toolbox. I like that
it's portable and easy to wear. I even sleep with the devices on so
that they work when I'm not. Whether for muscle recovery, travel or
injury recovery, I find the devices easy to apply and comfortable
to wear. They have become part of my daily routine. The product is