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Perspective - Journal of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (2022) Volume 6, Issue 2

How does pneumatic compression work in physical therapy?

Marek Durlik*

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Jeonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Republic of Korea  

*Corresponding Author:
Marek Durlik
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jeonbuk National University Medical Schoo
Jeonju
Republic of Korea
E-mail:
[email protected]

Received: 08-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. AAJPTSM-22-56549; Editor assigned: 11-Mar-2022, PreQC No. AAJPTSM-22-56549(PQ); Reviewed: 25-Mar-2022, Q C No.AJPTSM-22-56549; Published: 31-Mar-2022, DOI:10.35841/aajptsm-6.2.109

Citation: Durlik M. How does pneumatic compression work in physical therapy?. J Phys Ther Sports Med. 2022;6(2):109

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Introduction

Intermittent gas compression (IPC) may be a medical care that involves expansive sleeves that are fitted round the legs or arms. This sleeve is hooked up to a machine that intermittently fills the sleeves with air to form pressure round the affected limbs so deflates them. This device is most ordinarily utilised within the hospital to stimulate blood flow and scale back the danger of blood clots once someone is a smaller amount active whereas convalescent from injury or surgery. It’s additionally employed in physiotherapy (PT) to assist support sure treatment protocols whereas the modality isn't right for everybody, IPC are often useful once treating sure forms of conditions. Learn the way IPC works and its potential applications in platinum.

IPC devices are generally utilised whereas you're in a very sitting or lying down position. Your healer may have you ever elevate the affected space to help with fluid reduction. When the compression sleeve has been applied to the affected limb(s), your platinum can assist you connect it to the compressor and choose the suitable parameters for your identification. Once the treatment begins, you'll feel the compression sleeve become comfortable because it squeezes the targeted space. Whereas this pressure might feel strange or perhaps a small amount uncomfortable, it shouldn't be painful. Take care to send word your platinum if you're experiencing discomfort in order that they will modify the intensity consequently. Because the treatment continues, the number and placement of the compression generally fluctuate. You’ll additionally feel changes within the intensity of the compression counting on however the fluid within the region changes. Once the program is complete, the sleeve can absolutely deflate and may be far away from your body [1].

IPC devices are generally utilised whereas you're in a very sitting or lying down position. Your healer may have you ever elevate the affected space to help with fluid reduction. When the compression sleeve has been applied to the affected limb(s), your platinum can assist you connect it to the compressor and choose the suitable parameters for your identification. Once the treatment begins, you'll feel the compression sleeve become comfortable because it squeezes the targeted space. Whereas this pressure might feel strange or perhaps a small amount uncomfortable, it shouldn't be painful. Take care to send word your platinum if you're experiencing discomfort in order that they will modify the intensity consequently. Because the treatment continues, the number and placement of the compression generally fluctuate. You’ll additionally feel changes within the intensity of the compression counting on however the fluid within the region changes. Once the program is complete, the sleeve can absolutely deflate and may be far away from your body. Within the case of oedema, this modality is often employed in physiotherapy aboard manual evacuation techniques, compressive wraps, and instruction on maintaining correct skin hygiene. Similarly, physical therapists oftentimes use bandages or stockings additionally to IPC once treating blood vessel ulcers. Finally, this treatment is also utilised in bicycle-built-for-two with additional active medical care techniques, like strengthening or stretching exercises, once treating post-surgical swelling [2].

Intermittent gas compression (IPC) devices are accustomed facilitate stop blood clots within the deep veins of the legs. The devices use cuffs round the legs that fill with air and squeeze your legs. This will increase blood flow through the veins of your legs and helps stop blood clots. Veins ar the blood vessels that bring oxygen-poor blood and waste product back to the guts. Arteries are the blood vessels that bring oxygenrich blood and nutrients to the body. A deep vein occlusion (DVT) may be a grume that forms in a very vein deep within the body. In most cases, this clot forms within one among the deep veins of the thigh or lower leg [3].

The veins in your legs have small valves that facilitate keep blood moving keep a copy toward the guts. However a DVT might harm one or additional of those valves. This causes them to weaken or become leaky. Once this happens, blood starts to pool in your legs. This may additionally happen if you're immobile for an extended amount of your time. Normally, muscles within the leg facilitate blood move up within the veins once the muscles contract. Once blood flows terribly slowly through the veins, this will increase the danger that cells within the blood can rest and kind a clot.

References

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