Distributed by , the Squid Ankle Recovery System is a portable cold compression device scientifically designed for on the go recovery. Sequential Cold compression is delivered from the base of the ankle up to the calf, providing optimal active cold compression therapy to the ankle and upper foot. Wrap fits both ankles.
Perfect for recovery, the Squid Ankle Recovery System can be used for compression with and without the gel packs.
Squid operates by combining sequential compression with cold therapy. Each Squid wrap was uniquely developed for a specific body part with a sequential compression bladder* designed to direct swelling away from the treated body part while driving cold deep into the tissue. The combination of directional sequential compression and deep penetrating cold may help in reducing edema and pain while allowing better blood circulation in the treated area and reducing inflammation.
For athletes Squid is an excellent recovery tool providing high efficacy cold therapy while driving metabolites such as lactic acid away from the treated muscle, increasing local circulation and getting you ready faster for more action!
* Except for the Shoulder Wrap, which does not benefit from sequential compression.
The duration of each treatment is 15 minutes and is controlled by the Squid pump control unit. At the end of each treatment the pump will sound a short beep and turn off.
When used with a cold gel pack, Squid should not be applied to treat the same location more than once an hour to avoid risk of frostbite. When used without a gel pack (compression only) use as needed. Squid should be used over clothing or over the provided cloth barrier provided with the elbow, knee, leg, and wrist systems.
Squid is the only system available that combines intermittent sequential compression with cold therapy. Regular cold gel packs and ice water circulators are less effective since the vascular blood vessels system located under the skin layer carries the cold away from the treated site, resulting in superficial cold treatment and less penetration into muscles ligaments and bones where it is mostly needed. In order to drive cold deep into the tissue Squid applies intermittent sequential compression, temporarily reducing venues blood flow and allowing the cold to penetrate through the skin deep into the muscles ligaments and bones.
In addition, the Squid gel pack can be frozen to -18°C while maintaining its elasticity thereby delivering significantly lower temperature compared to ice water circulators resulting in a significantly shorter treatment.