About PhysioPod UK Ltd and DEEP OSCILLATION®
Research and development of DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy began in the early Eighties when physiotherapists, Hans Seidl and Wolfgang Walder commenced work at The Municipal Hospital in Amberg, Germany...
Julie Soroczyn MD of PhysioPod UK Limited and Michael Schleissing of Physiomed take to the stand at Medica, 4 years on...
Mary Fickling and Julie Soroczyn, Directors of PhysioPod UK Limited, Exclusive Distributors for DEEP OSCILLATION for the UK and The Republic of Ireland
Working in very close collaboration with PHYSIOMED ELEKTROMEDIZIN AG, the leading producers of high-quality innovative physical therapy equipment their combined hard work was rewarded in 1988, when PHYSIOMED were granted patency for DEEP OSCILLATION®. It was re-granted in 2002. This therapy in a range of products, is now exported to more than 70 countries worldwide, for use in sports rehabilitation, aesthetics and in clinical environments.
Arrival of DEEP OSCILLATION® in the UK came about following an invitation from Michael Schleissing of PHYSIOMED to Julie Soroczyn, Sports and Holistic Massage therapist in Nottingham. Julie acquired the HIVAMAT® 200 in 2001, from a friend who was a Sports Lecturer at her local college having previously purchased the device from a medical warehouse. He had used the therapy successfully on members of his local cricket team but a turnaround of events had meant a diverse career change making the unit redundant. Having always extolled the virtues of the device to Julie, her interest was sparked and so she was happy to give the unit a new home in her treatment room.
Insurance was obtained easily and Julie quickly began to see amazing results amongst her clients at Therapeople in Nottingham with pain reduction, swelling and chronic injuries being particularly well suited to this therapy method and her clients loved it. Word of mouth meant she no longer had to advertise! Julie realized she had found something very special. Following several months of use, she had many questions to ask about the therapy and experiences she wished to share with other therapists. However, when she scanned the Internet to find other users in the UK, she quickly drew a blank; it seemed she was the only one using the therapy, which was confirmed when she rang the Manufacturer!
After arriving in Germany, Julie was warmly introduced to the team at Physiomed and during her two day stay was introduced to Wolfgang Walder, one of the Physiotherapists involved in it’s development. In his clinic she witnessed many applications of the therapy and was very impressed. When offered Sole UK Distribution at the end of the trip, she did not hesitate to accept.
Back home, she enlisted the skills of her Sister, Mary Fickling to set about the company PhysioPod UK Limited in 2006, to import DEEP OSCILLATION® devices for distribution throughout the UK and Ireland. Mary’s background of administration, finance and marketing meant they had suitable key skills between them to launch their company.