Since its creation, GMOVE-SUIT has become a multidisciplinary tool. Its uses satisfy several needs in the orthopaedic, traumatological, sports, proprioceptive or relaxation fields. Thanks to adjustable programs and pressures, the application possibilities are endless.
The pressure applied by the sleeves is one of the most important factors in the proper use of the GMOVE-SUIT. Depending on its compression power, the desired effects are different.
The sleeves pressure
GMOVE-SUIT is used for active compression. The aim is to maintain mobility during various applications. This therapy consists of compressing the lower limbs with a predefined pressure to achieve a defined goal.
This compression is made possible by inflating the air chambers of the sleeve surrounding the lower limbs. These chambers inflate with air and adapt to the pressure required by the patient. The higher the pressure demand, the more the air chambers will have to be inflated in order to apply compression to the lower limbs.
Pressure is indicated in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The GMOVE-SUIT offers a wide range, from 20 to 120mmHg, allow practitioners to personalise the treatment to the patient.
How to use it wisely?
It is between 20 and 60mmHg and when it’s used with GMOVE-SUIT, it is a process to enhance proprioception by triggering mechanoreceptor recognition. This pressure can also be applied to influence lymphatic circulation.
A pressure between 60 and 90mmHg is used to support venous return of the lower limbs. The search for the venous system allows a more efficient re-oxygenation of the blood. This level of pressure will generate better muscular recovery and deflation of the oedemas. During rehabilitation, medium pressure is also used during dynamic exercises. Applying light pressure during the process also facilitates proprioception and therefore the execution of the movement.
When using a compression between 90 and 120mmHg, the objective will be to accentuate muscle strengthening. Indeed, a high pressure on the lower limbs will decrease the oxygen supply via the blood to the muscles to allow for better activation of the lower limbs. This method is therefore useful for muscle strengthening at the end of the rehabilitation cycle in order to avoid heavy and high intensity exercise, as well as improving performance for athletes.