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What is Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy?

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) Therapy involves the use of specialized devices that apply rhythmic pressure to different parts of the body, typically the limbs. This dynamic compression promotes circulation and fluid movement, aiding in the reduction of swelling, alleviating pain, and enhancing overall vascular function. At Empower Physiotherapy, we leverage IPC devices as a non-invasive and highly effective adjunct to traditional physiotherapy.

What are the benefits of this IPC?

Compression therapy can improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, making it particularly beneficial for individuals recovering from surgery, acute injuries, or those managing chronic inflammatory conditions. The therapy is renowned for its ability to reduce edema, enhance muscle recovery, and alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as lymphedema, venous insufficiency, and chronic inflammatory disorders.

Who can benefit from IPC?

IPC is a versatile therapeutic tool suitable for a wide range of individuals. Athletes looking to expedite recovery after intense training sessions, individuals with circulatory issues, and those undergoing post-surgical rehabilitation can all benefit from compression therapy. Additionally, individuals with conditions like deep vein thrombosis, peripheral arterial disease, and those at risk of developing blood clots may find relief and support through this therapy.

Who is IPC not for?

While IPC is generally safe and well-tolerated, it’s essential to be aware of contraindications. Individuals with acute deep vein thrombosis, severe arterial disease, congestive heart failure, and certain skin infections should consult with their healthcare provider before considering IPC. Our experienced team at Empower Physiotherapy is dedicated to providing personalized care, ensuring that each patient’s unique health profile is taken into consideration before recommending and implementing this treatment.