Squid – Ice and Compression Machine
Flex Health is one of Hull and East Yorkshire’s leading health and physiotherapy providers
What is a Squid Machine?
The Flex Health Squid Machine uses cold compression therapy to treat pain and inflammation due to injuries or surgical procedures. This revolutionary device supports you during recovery by reducing swelling and pain in the upper and lower limbs, ankles, neck and shoulders. Using cold therapy combined with sequential compression therapy, you will see quicker and longer lasting results, as we help you on your journey back to peak fitness and function.
Fast, effective pain relief is often sought after by those who have suffered an injury or pain and swelling after surgery- especially in the sports industry. This intermittent compression device will support your rehabilitation as you return to normal function after injury or surgery.
How can it help you?
Recommended for those who need to reduce pain and control swelling, cold compression therapy is proven to help patients achieve normal function after tissue trauma at a much faster rate, with quick results seen in just fifteen minutes.
The cold temperatures reached using the Squid Machine will reduce blood flow to the treated area, thus lessening inflammation, swelling and nerve activity. This in turn will relieve muscle, joint and tendon pain- providing fast and effective pain relief.
How do they work?
The Squid Machine is an automated ice compression program with four settings which allow you to set the desired level of compression. The device is applied locally to the affected area for fifteen minutes, driving the cold temperatures deep into the tissue. Providing quick results, the Squid System will reduce swelling and promote healing following surgery and injury.
- Fast relief from muscle and joint pain
- Facilitates blood flow away from the treated area
- Reduces swelling
- Reduces recovery time
- Directs fluids away from the treated area
- Improves blood flow to the injured tissue
- Removes lactic acids and other metabolites from muscles
- May reduce dependency on pain medication
Can a Squid Machine help me?
To find out if cold compression therapy is right for you, please call us on 01482 966066 to book an assessment with one of our experienced Sports Rehabilitators.
What conditions can be treated using Squid Machine?
A wide range of conditions can be treated and supported using Squid Machines. These include:
- ACL ligament repair
- Recovery from Keyhole Surgery
- Torn ligaments
- Achilles tendon repair
- Bunion removal
- Repetitive strain injury
- Neck and shoulder strain or injury
Do I need a referral?
At Flex Health, we will take referrals from doctors and self-referrals, so if you are interested in finding out more about how we might be able to support you then please call us on 01482 966066.
Flex Health Hull
4B Newland Science Park
01482 966 006
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York St John Campus
01904 390 901