The RBR legflow™

In the last 50 years the proportion of time spent in physical activity versus being sedentary has changed, particularly in developed countries. [1].

Prolonged seated immobility with long distance air travel is well-accepted as a risk factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) which can lead (in severe cases) to pulmonary embolism (PE). [2-4]

An association between prolonged periods of sitting and blood clot risk was first identified in the early 2000’s [4,5-9] and in a series of case-control studies the increased risk was close to 2.5 times greater than that of the general population. [10–12].

The RBR legflow™ is a small medical device that sits on the floor under foot, incorporating two separate round domes with patented nodules®, each large enough to accommodate the user’s foot. Through 3 simple exercises, the RBR legflow™ improves lower limb blood flow in the popliteal vein by 11-fold (63.3cm/s in the popliteal vein versus 4.6cm/s) in adults seated in office chairs through active movement of the foot and consequent increased blood flow in the calf. [13]

“Studies have shown that popliteal venous flow reduces by 40 to 50% within 90 minutes of sitting” [14,15].

 

Key Markets

The RBR legflow™ is effective in all markets where long periods of inactivity are unavoidable. This can include travelling by air, working in an office, being hospitalised, online gaming, recovering from an operation or simply if you spend large amounts of leisure time sat still.

In all these cases, the RBR legflow™ should be with you.

 

Key features of the RBR legflow™

  •  A simple, highly effective piece of health care equipment developed to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Designed to enable and encourage simple exercises that helps prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Clinically-tested to significantly increase blood flow in the lower limb
  • Manufactured using leading ‘antimicrobial’ technology, assuring total clinical compliance
  • All materials used in the manufacturing of the RBR legflow™ are approved by the FDA and EPA
  • All active components have been notified for inclusion on the Biocidal Products Regulation
  • Lightweight, durable and user-friendly

 

Using RBR legflow™

By following the three key exercises that have been designed specifically for use with the RBR legflow™ you will be doing everything possible to significantly reduce the possibility of developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) when seated or sedentary.

 

 

1. TOE POINT
Contraction of the Calf Muscle Pump

 

2. ARCH PRESS
Compression of the Plantar Reservoir

 

3. TOE RAISE
Muscle relaxation for inflow to Plantar Reservoir