In brain stroke rehabilitation, Deep Oscillation, which is well tolerated by the patient, fits well into a treatment protocol. It is used for gentle and effective lymphatic drainage, especially for the head and to normalise and decrease muscular tone and spasms, improve range of motion and sensitivity, as well as for trophicity improvement in hemiplegic areas.
A Report on the use of DEEP OSCILLATION®in Stroke Rehabilitation
From Winfried Scholtz, Ergotherapist, Consultant, Germany
“It is not always about developing new methods and procedures. Sometimes we have to adapt methods and procedures to the individual conditions and requirements of the patients and to observe them in the process and evaluate the results.
Vibration is not a new method. Already in early civilizations, we knew of their soothing and relaxing effect, which was enjoyed by all. Vibration is one of the most progressive forms of motion and we find vibration in many cells and tissues as a vegetative movement function.
Normally, vibration is manual or with the aid of massage devices and the efficacy limits of these treatments are known. The intensity of the treatment, frequency or dosage can only be controlled to a limited extent, depending on the device type.
For the treatment of my patients with vibration I have searched to:
- Prevent mechanical stresses of the upper skin or at least significantly reduces them
- Not produce any crimping impact
- Stimulates muscles and nerves
- Provide a relaxing treatment
I have found this possibility with the HIVAMAT 200, which I had the opportunity to test for 6 months. I would like to share my experiences with the treatment ..."
Feedback - DEEP OSCILLATION® in Stroke Rehabilitation 14 years Post CVA
Sara Spenceley, Complementary Therapist,
Headlands, 53 Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom, LA9 5QG
Telephone 01539 732 464 Email
“My client is a lady in her early 60s who came to me for deep oscillation therapy after having had a left sided CVA in 2003. After having intensive physiotherapy, which commenced 5 days post stroke, she had physiotherapy for a further 3 months and then continued to work very hard to walk and to use her arm. Her speech was now good in comparison, to what she had been left with originally, which was poor. A tall, slim lady, with a wicked sense of humour and a great determination to make further improvement, she had been told by the hospital that she would probably not gain much more improvement. They stressed that exercise was very important and they provided her with various exercises to carry out. She completed the exercises on a regular basis and visited a private massage therapist for years. However, he had since moved away, which was why she contacted me.
Her GP read through the documentation on the therapy (which the lady had taken in) and confirmed that she was fit enough to proceed with deep oscillation therapy (she had been on long term anti-coagulants since the CVA and scans had confirmed the clot was gone). The GP, with limited knowledge of the therapy, agreed it could probably help after contraindications checked.