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Sequential Intermittent Compression

What’s the big deal about

SQUID?

With Squid, you’ll immediately feel the benefits of sequential intermittent  compression. While Squid drives cold deep into the joints and muscles, the  unique multi-chambered design of our wraps effectively reduce pain and  swelling in only 15 minutes!

SQUID PUMP 

The portable and rechargeable Squid Pump provides intermittent air pressure to the air bladders within the  wraps to create sequential intermittent compression. The inflation/deflation cycle times are automatically  programmed to create the most effective treatment at any level of compression during the 15 minute  treatment time. 

For user comfort, the Squid Pump is programmed with 4 different compression modes, which have different  peak pressure levels and inflation/deflation cycles. The pump’s durable outside makes it easy for travel and  cleaning without fear of damage. 

SQUID WRAPS

The ergonomically designed Squid Wraps provide sequential intermittent compression through multi chambered air bladders within the wrap. This directs edema/swelling away from the affected area and  towards the heart. 

Sequential intermittent compression helps increase blood circulation and tissue oxygenation, which aids in  the recovery process. 

Squid Wraps are made from durable, easy to clean, anti-bacterial materials. The wrap is available in six  different configurations, each designed for a specific part of the body.

SQUID GEL PACKS 

Squid Gel Packs use a proprietary gel formula that allows the gel pack to maintain its shape. The gel pack is  able to conform specifically to a treatment area for maximum results. 

Our gel pack freezes at a lower temperature than water, which allows for a shorter, more effective treatment  than other methods. With Squid Gel Packs, there is no melting or mess, so clean-up from a treatment is a  breeze. 

MUSCLE & JOINT  RELIEF 

Squid is designed to provide tremendous relief from muscle and joint pain. 

This may allow users to reduce dependency on pain medication, perform everyday  tasks that were previously painful, and enjoy walking, running, skiing, playing  tennis, golf and other sports again. 

INJURY RECOVERY 

Squid revolutionizes injury recovery by combining sequential intermittent  compression with cold treatment to provide maximum results. 

Squid drives the cold treatment deep into the tissue, reducing swelling and directing  fluids away from the treated area towards the heart. Swelling is reduced, thereby  improving blood flow to the injured tissue and delivering much needed nutrients  and oxygen.

PERFORMANCE  RECOVERY 

Squid’s patent pending sequential intermittent compression assists many  world-class athletes in post-workout and post-performance recovery. 

Squid can be used in many ways: from elbow wraps for tendonitis, to shoulder  wraps.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

How does Squid work?
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! The sequential compression and cold work together to remove lactic acid and drive the cold deep into the treated muscle or joint.

* Except for the Shoulder Wrap, which do not benefit from sequential compression. How long is a treatment?
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.

How often can I use Squid?

When used with a clod 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.

How is Squid different from other cold therapies?
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 caries 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 0° F while maintaining its elasticity thereby delivering significantly lower temperature compared to ice water circulators resulting in a significantly shorter treatment.

What is the warranty for Squid?
Download Warranty PDF

Squid Pump
How long does it take to charge the pump?
When first used, charge the pump for 8 hours or overnight. Consecutive charges will require 4-6 hours. The Squid pump will hold sufficient charge to drive 40-50 treatments before recharging. The Squid pump can be used while charging.

Squid Wraps
How to put on each wrap?
See the support page for step-by-step instructions.

Squid Gel Pack
How long does a gel pack needs to freeze?
When first used, freeze the gel pack for 12 hours to get maximum cold. After each use, the gel pack needs to be put back in the freezer for 3 hours to reach maximum cold once again.