Lipoedema - The NHS recognised Lipoedema as a condition in October 2012.
What is Lipoedema? Lipoedema (NOT Lymphoedema) is a chronic, hereditary and genetic disorder of the adipose tissue (or body fat) which can be both disfiguring and painful. It predominantly affects women (although men can also suffer) from the age of puberty and beyond. Sufferers may have a normal slim (upper) body shape but a much larger disproportionate lower body below the waist without changes made to diet or exercise regime, in some cases, upper arms are effected too. As Lipoedema progresses, additional, expanding fat cells interfere with the pathways of lymphatic vessels and sufferers can develop secondary Lymphoedema and it then becomes known as Lipo-Lymphoedema. The effects of Lipoedema on the patient can also cause great psychological distress for the sufferer. It is very important for people with lipoedema to eat a healthy diet and follow a programme of low impact exercises such as swimming, walking or cycling.
PhysioPod® UK became aware of Lipoedema in 2009, when Lynora Kennedy, MLD DLT Therapist wrote of the very effective results that had been achieved with an existing Lipo-Lymphoedema patient whom she had not experienced much improvement with normal MLD.
Since that time, PhysioPod® have been actively involved with Lipoedema UK - the UK's first charity for Lipoedema, Catherine Seo of Lipodema Simplified Inc, and UK Support Groups: Lipoedema Ladies and Talk Lipoedema .
MLD Therapists are now helping Lipoedema and Lipo-Lymphoedema sufferers with DEEP OSCILLATION® and sufferers are self managing with the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS following successful treatment outcomes with their therapist.
To read more - please visit Lipoedema (Lipedema) in our Fields of Application
About DEEP OSCILLATION® & PhysioPod® UK Limited
DEEP OSCILLATION® is non-invasive and non-traumatic. Intermittent electrostatic impulses are delivered through vinyl gloves or applicator heads, permeating an 8 cm depth through all tissue layers including skin, sub-coetaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels, with clinically proven effects in the interstitial spaces of the connective tissue.
PhysioPod® UK Limited are approved NHS Suppliers and DEEP OSCILLATION® is now 'recommended' by Dr Vodder Academy International and 'The Wittlinger Lymphoedema Clinic' in Austria. PhysioPod® UK Limited have been members of MLDuk since 2010 and became Corporate Members of The British Lymphoedema Society in 2014. The therapy will be exhibited at the BLS Conference 2015. They are recommended suppliers of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
PhysioPod® UK Limited are listed on Professor Timothy Watson's 'Electrotherapy On The Web' website (although
not an endorsement or recommendation) as providing a 'professional service'.
PhysioPod UK Limited are approved NHS Suppliers
PhysioPod® work closely with Lipoedema UK - the UK's first charity for Lipoedema
UK support groups Lipoedema Ladies & Talk Lipoedema encourage sufferers to share their experiences on line and at their annual events