Management of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema - Crescent Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences (review includes DEEP OSCILLATION® treatment)

Simin Atashkhoei1, Solmaz Fakhari2 (2016) ISSN 2148-9696 Vol. 3, No. 4, October 2016, 111-112

PhysioPod® are delighted that DEEP OSCILLATION® is mentioned in this editorial review published in the Crescent Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences looking at treatments for Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema.

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"In addition, it has been shown the combination of low-intensity and extremely low-frequency electrostatic fields (deep oscillation) and manual lymph drainage are methods significantly effective to resolve pain and to reduce oedema in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema compared with manual lymphatic drainage alone (12)*"

 

*Jahr S, Schoppe B, Reisshauer A. Effect of treatment with low-intensity and extremely low-frequency electrostatic fields (Deep Oscillation) on breast tissue and pain in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema. J Rehabil Med. 2008;40(8):645-50.

 

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About DEEP OSCILLATION®

 

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DEEP OSCILLATION® is an internationally patented therapeutic design which utilizes the forces of pulsed electrostatic attraction and friction to provoke oscillations, which act deeply on the tissues of the body from the epidermis down through the conjunctive and adipose layers and into the muscles.  It is used in NHS Lymphoedema Clinics and by private MLD DLT Practitioners and Lymphoedema Therapists and as a self management option for Lymphoedema and Lipoedema sufferers.  See Study References/Books/Interviews/articles

 

More information about PhysioPod™ UK Ltd, the UK and Ireland Exclusive Distributors of DEEP OSCILLATION®

 

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Winners in the 2016 Global Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards for Innovation with DEEP OSCILLATION® and nominated in the Private Healthcare Awards 2017, PhysioPod® UK Ltd are in their 11th year of trading.  Directed by Sisters, Julie Soroczyn and Mary Fickling, they exclusively supply the UK and Ireland the full range of products from PHYSIOMED ELEKTROMEDIZIN AG, a world-wide leading producer of high-quality equipment for traditional and innovative physical therapy in the fields of rehabilitation, sport and aesthetic medicine.  Approved suppliers to the NHS and recommended suppliers of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) they are also placed and respected, as suppliers within the UK's elite sporting world.  Aside from traditional treatment forms like electrotherapy, ultrasound, vacuum application, laser, shortwave, microwave, traction, cryotherapy, magnet and shockwave therapy, they also offer several innovative and clinically-tested therapy approaches, which include Magcell®, electrode-free electrotherapy and award-winning DEEP OSCILLATION®; an internationally patented therapeutic design which utilizes the forces of pulsed electrostatic attraction and friction to provoke oscillations, which act deeply on the tissues of the body; from the epidermis down through the conjunctive and adipose layers and into the muscles, supplementing and intensifying manual lymphatic draining (MLD), sports and holistic massage  with the added benefit of reducing pressure on the practitioners hands. Hernandez Tapanes et al (2010) were able to prove, by diagnostic ultrasound, penetration of the oscillations to an 8cm depth without any undue pressure being applied.

Observed physiological effects of the therapy include, significant pain reduction, oedema resorption, fibrosis reduction, limited production of inflammatory mediators, especially during the treatment for chronic pain, a strengthening of the cutaneous tissues and stimulation of the wound healing process.  It greatly benefits acute injury treatment and day one post surgical treatment and can be used over implanted pins and plates.

Applied via vinyl gloves or applicators from Practitioner to Patient, handheld applicators also enable self-management, with patient’s continuous feedback of now feeling 'in control' of chronic conditions such as Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. Partners/supportive others can also be instructed in its application, bringing a viable treatment option into the home, improving patient quality of life.  Complex cases can be treated effectively, including lymphoedema of the head and neck, breast fibrosis and genital oedema. Personal units are lightweight, battery operated and travel friendly.  In addition to eight PubMed studies, DEEP OSCILLATION® has also been published in the Journal of Lymphoedema, The European Journal of Lymphology, and The Primary Care Nursing review. 

PhysioPod® UK Ltd are listed on Professor Timothy Watson's 'Electrotherapy On The Web' website (although not an endorsement or recommendation) listed as providing a 'professional service'. In 2016, PhysioPod® UK Ltd was delighted to add the expertise of Elaine MacNicol RGN Clinical Nurse Specialist to the team. DEEP OSCILLATION® is now 'recommended' by Dr Vodder Academy International and 'The Wittlinger Lymphoedema Clinic' in Austria.