NormaTec’s founder, a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD), recognized the powerful potential of external dynamic compression and its crucial role in healing and recovery. The concept of using external compression to aid the body with its normal circulatory processes has been around since the 1960s; however, the science of compression had no major technological advances during the first 40 years of its use. After trying every available compression pump on the market with only unimpressive clinical results, NormaTec’s founder realized that the key to advancing the technology of external compression is improving the massage pattern. Thus NormaTec developed and patented Sequential Pulse Technology, and the NormaTec Recovery System was born.
Sequential Pulse Technology in Action.
THE DIFFERENCE IS OUR UNIQUE MASSAGE PATTERN
Sequential Pulse Technology is based on normal physiology, and it synergistically combines three distinctive massage techniques to speed the body’s normal recovery process.
1) Pulsing: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). Our patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.
2) Gradients: Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent backflow of fluid. Similarly, Sequential Pulse Technology utilizes gradient hold pressures to keep your body’s fluids from being forced down toward your feet by the pulsing action in proximal zones. Because of this enhancement, Sequential Pulse Technology can deliver maximum pressure throughout the entire limb and the effectiveness of the pulsing action is not diminished near the top of the limb.
3) Distal release: Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
While a healthy athlete’s body eventually will recover from an intense workout, using the Sequential Pulse Technology found only in a NormaTec Recovery System for just 20 minutes can speed recovery.
The NormaTec MVP Recovery System provides dynamic compression and performance recovery for athletes at all levels.
HOW IS SEQUENTIAL PULSE TECHNOLOGY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COMPRESSION STRATEGIES?
Before NormaTec advanced the compression industry with Sequential Pulse Technology, 3 simplistic compression patterns existed. The three simple compression patterns are sequential gradient compression; sequential compression; and non-sequential compression.
A graphical representation of the massage pattern, also called the waveform, for each compression strategy is outlined below.
7 digitally controlled intensity levels Easy-to-use interface Calibrated to provide up to 100 mmHg of compression Turbo button for extra compression
Patented Sequential Pulse Technology
A unique, synergistic waveform that mirrors typical physiology Incorporates pulsing compression and directionality of flow Leaves muscles refreshed and rejuvenated
Full-length Leg Boots
Two boots, each with five overlapping zones Overlaps guarantee gapless compression over the entire leg Sturdy zipper for easy on/off and cleaning Hassle-free integrated tubing
Portability and Ease of Use
Portable, light-weight and easy to operate Durable case with built-in handle
Universal electrical compatibility
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System includes the NormaTec MVP, two boots, hosing, and power supply
Two year warranty on the control unit and a one year warranty on all other system components
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World voltage capable external 12V 5A power supply
Small footprint and rugged construction for easy travel (10.5” X 6.25” X 7”)
Low maintenance – simply wipe clean with a damp cloth
Boots made with durable, lightweight, high-quality nylon
Control unit weighs just 9.0 lbs ( 4 kgs