Sports Recovery

While the use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) within athletic populations is not yet widespread, there is growing evidence that it may offer significant benefits for warm-down activities. The effectiveness of IPC is based on its ability to increase blood flow through periodic inflation of external cuffs. This increased blood flow can help to remove waste products, reducing the risk of injury and reducing the symptoms of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). A new study has been developed to further explore the potential benefits of IPC treatment for athletes and to determine the extent of any warm-down effects it may induce.


Research has demonstrated that the use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) can improve athletic performance and reduce muscle soreness both immediately after exercise and in the days following. These findings suggest that incorporating IPC into an athlete’s training regimen can help increase training volume while reducing the risk of discomfort and injury. Further studies are necessary to optimize the technology and amplify these positive effects.


The use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) treatment as part of a sports recovery program can offer several benefits to elite athletes. Some of the key benefits include: