Lymphoedema also known as lymphatic obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues. Tissues with lymphoedema are at risk of infection.
PhysioPod UK Limited belong to MLD UK whose main purpose is to promote public awareness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) from the point of view of both the patient & potential practitioners. Many of its practitioners now combine DEEP OSCILLATION with MLD to achieve effective results for the patients in their care.
PhysioPod UK Limited belong to the British Lymphology Society which consists of health care professionals, as well as others who are directly involved in the management of lymphoedema.
Self Treatment with the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal has kept Lymphoedema in check between MLD sessions
Bi-lateral mastectomies left Elizabeth with truncal Lymphoedema and Lymphoedema of the arms. A new treatment method with the Hivamat 200 was offered by her MLD therapist producing impressive results with a reduction in swelling, pain and softened scar tissue. After discussion with her therapist, Elizabeth decided to invest in a DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal Unit and reports that she is very pleased with her decision.
The HIVAMAT® 200 is used combined with manual lymphatic drainage from the therapist
"I developed lymphoedema of the trunk and arms after my second mastectomy nearly 3 years ago. At first my therapist was using MLD and a Ryan Corp laser unit, but then she bought a HIVAMAT® 200. The results were impressive, the swelling reduced, the pain diminished and scar tissue softened. My body really felt the benefit of the HIVAMAT® 200. My therapist told of other patients benefitting also from the treatment. Earlier this year I decided to buy the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS. I have not been disappointed, although it took a few sessions to get used to treating myself with the unit!
The DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS is used for self treatment between visits to the MLD therapist
It has a card dedicated to my lymphoedema needs and another ‘sports’ one for sports injuries and other aches and pains, which I use for my badly smashed kneecap to relieve pain and swelling. The unit is easy to use and recharge, it’s very portable for taking on holiday in its own case. I use it between sessions with my therapists to keep my swelling in check. My husband can also be involved in my treatment now. I am pleased I bought the personal machine and grateful to Physiopod and my therapist for their help and support" Elizabeth Windridge
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