The use of intermittent vacuum therapy

in the regeneration of athletes

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For cricket players, too, regeneration and the recovery are critical to maximizing performance. Treatment with Intermittent Vacuum Therapy (IVT) was developed by NASA to maintain the arterial blood supply in the lower body and to compensate for weightlessness.

Clinical application has been proven in the treatment of patients with complex wounds. Under the direction of Dr. Janse von Rensburg from the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sports Medicine Section, South Africa, it was examined on 22 male cricket players whether Intermittent Vacuum Therapy had a systemic effect when applied to the lower body of athletes. Compared to the control group, the application of IVT leads to faster regeneration. The complete study including the raw data can be found under the following link: https://www.ajol.info/index.php/sasma/article/view/159523

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