Many readers have expressed to me how much information they are gaining from Lymphedema Straight Talk and I welcome those comments. When I decided to write this Series I debated whether or not I would include Product Reviews, along with the informative articles being written, and have decided since these products are Lymphedema related I will periodically include one in the Series. First up we will examine the Lympa Press Optimal Pneumatic Compression Therapy System that can be used at home and set to any doctor prescribed treatment time and pressure.
Lympha Press USA
232 Park Avenue
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
About Lympha Press:
Lympha Press Optimal Systems are manufactured by Mego Afek AC Ltd. Their parent company is located in the Western Galilee Mountains of Israel. This company has produced Lymphedema systems for 30 years. Lympha Press was the first manufacturer of multichamber sequential pneumatic compression systems.
The garments of the Lympha Press system are made of non-stretch fabric and are easy for patients to put on themselves. The system can treat two limbs at the same time and are adjustable to fit the most severest cases of Lymphedema patients. They are UL classified and approved by the FDA and by CE 0344.
Sequentail Compression Therapy:
Sequential Compression Therapy, also known as pneumatic compression, or the Lymphedema pump, inflates and deflates a garment worn by the patient over the affected limb. The pump applies directional pressure which encourages the lymphatic system to empty and refill. The Lymphedema pump is designed to promote lymph flow upwards to the torso, around the blockage in the lymphatic system, then on to healthy channels. The Lympha Press system performs these actions with gentle pressure waves created by up to 24 overlapping inflatable chambers, providing manual lymph drainage and gradient sequential compression.
Three Treatment Modes:
The Lympha Press Optimal System offers three treatment modes. The Pretherapy mode drains the proximal areas first. These are the areas nearest the torso. The Lympha mode then applies compression waves to drain and decongest the affected areas, and the Wave, or Peristaltic mode, provides maximum stimulation. All three modes can be used in conjunction with each other based on the doctor’s prescribed orders.
More information on this product can be found on the Company’s website at lympha-press.com.
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