How the Number of Chambers Affect Air Compression Therapy

October 16, 2023

Air compression therapy device


The number of chambers in an air compression therapy device can impact its effectiveness and the way compression is applied to the treated area. Here's how the number of chambers can affect air compression therapy:


Sequential Compression: Sequential compression devices typically consist of multiple chambers or compartments that sequentially inflate and deflate. Each chamber is divided into separate sections that are sequentially filled with air, starting from the most distal (farthest from the heart) to the most proximal (closest to the heart). This sequential inflation and deflation pattern helps facilitate blood flow by pushing the fluid from the distal area toward the heart.


Gradient Pressure: The chambers in an air compression therapy device are usually divided into separate sections to apply gradient pressure. The pressure is typically highest in the most distal chamber and decreases gradually as you move towards the more proximal chambers. This gradient pressure helps stimulate blood circulation by encouraging the movement of fluid and preventing blood or fluid from pooling in the treated area.


Coverage and Targeted Treatment: The number of chambers determines the coverage and targeted treatment capability of the device. Devices with more chambers can provide better coverage and more precise targeting of specific areas. For example, a device with multiple chambers can cover the entire leg or arm and provide sequential compression to each section, ensuring comprehensive treatment.


Customization and Flexibility: A higher number of chambers can offer more flexibility in treatment options. Devices with multiple chambers allow healthcare professionals or users to customize the compression pattern by adjusting the inflation sequence and the pressure in each chamber. This customization enables tailored treatment for specific conditions or patient needs.


Comfort and Effectiveness: The number of chambers can influence the comfort and effectiveness of the compression therapy. Devices with more chambers can provide a smoother and more gradual compression, which may enhance patient comfort. Additionally, an optimal number of chambers allows for better distribution of pressure, ensuring that the therapy is effective in stimulating blood flow and reducing swelling.


It's important to note that the impact of the number of chambers is just one aspect of the overall design and functionality of an air compression therapy device. Other factors such as pressure range, inflation and deflation cycle, pressure control, and treatment modes should also be considered when evaluating the effectiveness and suitability of a specific device for a particular medical condition.


LGT-2200WM is a 4-channel air compression therapy pump with 8-chamber cuffs, widely used in physiotherapy, spa and wellness centers, and aesthetic clinics to help patients refresh the body,  improve blood and lymph flow, and improve skin tone.

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