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Compression Textiles

Certification Course

Course Description:

Compression textiles are defined as textile materials and products used primarily to insert pressure on the surface of needed body parts to compress underlying tissues. Textile based compression therapy is used in range of applications i.e. enhanced proprioception, athletes and sport recovery, compression spacesuit, and in management of chronic disease. The course will cover the science behind compression devices (models), materials properties and testing procedures, design and structure of a wide range of compression modalities, selection of compression devices, and challenges in applying compression for various applications. By the end of the course, the learner will be able to comprehend the material-structure-design of textile-based compression devices, and vast scope of compression textiles in diverse applications.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of clothing and textile engineering/technology, fashion technology, material science etc.

Compression product manufacturers, product development professionals, textile scientist and technologist, textiles and sports academic professionals, medical practitioners – Phlebologist, athletes, sports people, trainers.

Course Code: TEX501

Duration: Three weeks

Weekly study: Two hours

Mode: Online

Fees: 249 NZD (15% discount for students)

Certificate in Compression Textiles

Course Layout:

Introduction to compression textiles

• Science behind compression therapy
• Modalities of compression therapy
• Contradictions and challenges to compression therapy
• Market trends in compression products

Compression bandages and stockings

• Materials properties of compression fabrics
• Bandages and stockings construction
• Pressure development and pressure decay over time
• Thermal comfort of compression textiles

Structure and design of pneumatic compression devices

• Bladder materials and designs
• Air pump units and connecting tubes

Predict the pressure generated by compression products

• Principles of compression therapy
• Models for compression bandage and stocking
• Models for pneumatic compression device

Application of compression textiles

• In Medical
• In sports and athletes
• In spacesuit

On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our training/courses and certification. Happy learning!

– TexMat Team