Pneumatic Medicine is the use of non-invasive, external dynamic compression to treat a variety of medical conditions including swollen limbs, non-healing wounds, lymphedema, and other circulation-related disorders.
The core component of Pneumatic Medicine is the use of the NormaTec PCD (Pneumatic Compression Device) with its patented Peristaltic Pulse pneumatic waveform. One or two multi-cell inflatable boots (or sleeves) are placed around the legs (or arms) and rhythmically inflated and deflated. Pneumatic Medicine treatments are easy, safe, painless, and done conveniently at home.
You may benefit from Pneumatic Medicine treatments with the NormaTec PCD if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Swollen legs
- Swollen arms (especially if you have had breast cancer)
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Any other non-healing wounds
- Cellulitis (skin infection)
- Varicose veins
- Cramping/pain after walking short distances
Thousands of patients nationwide have used the NormaTec PCD with great results, including:
- Decreased swelling
- Wounds heal quickly and don't return
- No more cellulitis (skin infection)
- No more pain
- Significantly improved ability to walk
- Clothes and shoes fit much better
How It Works
The NormaTec PCD uses a patented Peristaltic Pulse waveform that mimics normal healthy physiology. Using pulsing compression just like the body does when muscles contract and relax, the NormaTec PCD naturally and easily improves circulation and rapidly alleviates symptoms.
Pneumatic Medicine and the NormaTec PCD are only available when prescribed by your clinician (doctor, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant). Learn more about talking with your doctor regarding Pneumatic Medicine and the NormaTec PCD, including a helpful checklist of issues to discuss together.
Once you've been prescribed the NormaTec PCD, you'll be assigned a friendly and knowledgeable NormaTec Clinical Team member, who is available by phone to answer your questions. Your team member will regularly follow up with you and your doctor to help you achieve the best possible clinical results.