Dr. Laura F. Jacobs, a rehabilitation physician and PhD bioengineer, founded NormaTec after seeing an extraordinary need for effective treatment modalities for patients with circulation compromised by disease, surgery, radiation treatment, and trauma. As a physician, she wanted the best care for her patients; as an engineer, she determined that the existing compression devices on the market were insufficient to meet that need. To solve this problem, Dr. Jacobs developed and patented the NormaTec PCD (Pneumatic Compression Device) and its unique massage pattern, Sequential Pulse Technology. The NormaTec PCD was engineered to effectively treat chronic wounds, breast cancer lymphedema, circulatory complications from diabetes, and other serious medical conditions.
In 2007, top professional and college teams and athletes began utilizing NormaTec technology to optimize their recovery and performance; the results were outstanding. NormaTec recognized the specialized needs of competitive athletes and launched the NormaTec PULSE Recovery System in 2015. NormaTec made giant strides in the arena of recovery by making the PULSE completely digital, with a large screen and intuitive buttons, and completely portable, with an internal battery and weighing in at only 3.6 lbs.
Today, daily users include members of elite NCAA programs; the majority of NFL, NBA, and NHL teams; the US Navy SEALs; and the US Olympic Committee. In addition, the world's best triathletes, cyclists and runners train harder, recover faster and perform better with their NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems.