MLD and DEEP OSCILLATION® used successfully for severe head and neck lymphoedema
Regina Dengler reports on the effective, non invasive use of MLD and DEEP OSCILLATION® for severe head and neck Lymphoedema
As featured in MLDUK 'The Journal'
Female, Age 55, Severe Head and Neck lymphoedema
“The lady underwent trans oral laser surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from her right tonsil followed by an ear-to-ear neck dissection to remove cancerous lymph nodes in March 2014. This was followed 6 weeks later by 6 weeks of daily radiotherapy, which was completed early June. During August her neck started to swell and became very uncomfortable and painful. She saw me in mid September for MLD and DEEP OSCILLATION®. After the first treatment session her tongue swelling had reduced and she had more tongue movement, which in turn had made eating easier. She has improved further after regular, initially frequent, treatment sessions.”
Regina Dengler, RGN, BLS, MLD UK Casley Smith MLD DLT Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist
More Information about DEEP OSCILLATION®
The HIVAMAT® 200 used, where appropriate, for the treatment and management of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema
DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy can be used with gloved hands to another person or applicators, applicators also enable self-management of sporting and occupational injuries, early post operatively for pain, swelling and bruising, improving mobility and promoting a dynamic wound healing. For lymphoedema and lipoedema (where appropriate), for acute and chronic scar tissue and hardened fibrosis.
- DEEP OSCILLATION® gets to the core of the problem, non invasively and gently, saving the clinicians hands
- Permeating an 8cm tissue depth - see diagram
- Intermittent, patented, electrostatic, electromechanical therapy (not electrical stimulation)
- Safe over implanted pins and plates
- No heat
DEEP OSCILLATION®, developed by Physiomed Elektromedizin in Germany 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. Hernandez Tapanes et al (2010) were able to prove, by diagnostic ultrasound, penetration of the oscillations up to an 8cm depth (see diagram). Observed physiological effects of the therapy include oedema resorption - Jahr S Et Al (2008) The therapy also limits the production of inflammatory mediators, especially during the treatment for chronic pain and more so during the treatment of fibromyalgia - Janik, H. et al (2010) for strengthening of the cutaneous tissues - Korkina Et Al (2007), for stimulation of the wound healing process Mikhalchik E, Et Al (2005), Trybulski R (2008).