Deep Oscillation Reduces Pain, Acne and Enhances Spinal Movement & Function

Long standing associate and advocate of Deep Oscillation, Chris Boynes, Consultant Chartered Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist was very impressed at the results achieved with his client, so much so, Derek his client agreed to be zoom interviewed by Chris to discuss it.

Initial presentation 

  • Client massively stiff, spinally head to pelvis
  • Previous bi-lateral total hip replacements in past – hence stiff hips
  • Lacked extension in spine and hips
  • Not doing much specific exercise

Initial Treatment Protocol 

  • Manual therapy
  • TCM acupuncture
  • IMS dry needling
  • Connective tissue release
  • Specific exercise rehabilitation
  • Results

After the first four treatments, general movement was very much improved

Adding Deep Oscillation Electrostatic Therapy to the protocol 

On 6th April 2017, Deep Oscillation Electrostatic Therapy was introduced to the treatment protocol ,with great immediate success; less stiffness and ease of pain.

Because of the success of Deep Oscillation, regular acupuncture points for shoulder/neck were stopped.  On two occasions, IMS Dry Needling has been used for connective tissue release.

Short diary of improvements noted:

18th May 2017: First noticed the reduction in presentation of acne on skin, less redness, less blotchy

6th September 2017: Further improvements in movement and skin presentation

22nd September 2017: Further decreased of acne, no spots, skin smoother

3rd April 2018: Skin much smoother

5th Jan 2019: Skin so much better, moving easier than for many years

Continuing Treatment Protocol 

(Assessed and reassessed in every session)

Regularity:  Approximately every 5 weeks 

Duration: 45-50 minutes 

  • Deep Oscillation for 40 mins from occiput to pelvis with gloves – frequencies ranging from 200Hz to 32Hz to aid pain relief and encourage more movement of fluids etc.
  • Different frequencies applied depending on how client feels when he comes into the clinic.
  • Working on neck and armpit/posterior shoulder areas, and considering the vascular system, this has made a difference. Some minutes are on his head where the lymph pool is and he and other patients always feel this is beneficial. Massaging his right shoulder, he lost the pain and stiffness in his right thumb which could be the vascular affect of Deep Oscillation
  • Joint mobilisations spinally to complete treatment
  • Review of specific exercise rehabilitation
  • Home exercise work given

Read Chris Boynes analysis of 44 treatments in 2016 when he first started using Deep Oscillation



DEEP OSCILLATION® Clinically Documented Effects

The a-thermal mechanical mode of action of DEEP OSCILLATION® can induce the following clinically documented effects in treated tissue to an 8cm depth:

• Strong pain-alleviating potential. This applies to acute traumatic as well as to chronic pain conditions
• Anti-inflammatory effect
• Prevention and reduction of secondary and primary lymphoedema
• Prevention of fibrotic remodelling processes, reduction of fibrosis
• Muscle relaxation, promotion of physical activity, mobilisation
• Support of wound healing processes
• Normalisation of haemodynamic parameters of the skin, correction of aesthetic-neurotic problems and influence on biological ageing through preventive effects on premature ageing

Boisnic S, Branchet MC. Anti-inflammatory and draining effect of the Deep Oscillation® device tested clinically and on a model of human skin maintained in survival condition. Eur J Dermatol. 2013 Jan-Feb;23(1):59-63. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2012.1904. PMID: 23420030.



About Chris Boynes Physio


Chris Boynes is a proactive and experienced chartered sports and musculo-skeletal physiotherapist with a previous degree in Physical Education. He has worked with elite athletes across a wide range of sports for more than twenty years. For six years he worked in professional rugby as Club Physio to London Irish RFC. He has toured with the England U19 Football team and worked with GB athletes in disciplines as varied as gymnastics, weightlifting, boxing, field and track athletics and badminton. .

An expert in sports injury management and sports rehabilitation, Chris recognises the importance of working with young athletes to reduce the risk of potential injury and enhance sports performance. 

He has lectured on sports injury management, sports rehabilitation and taping techniques to chartered physiotherapists, osteopaths and other medical professionals in the UK and abroad. He also worked closely with the Spinal Foundation, treating patients suffering with complex back problems.


Chris takes a very lateral approach to treatment, using techniques from other disciplines, such as acupuncture and osteopathy, alongside his wide ranging physiotherapy skills and background in physical education and fitness. He successfully uses Deep Oscillation Therapy (DOT) to treat a variety of musculo-skeletal problems and has become a respected lecturer in this area of therapy. His priority is always to get rid of your pain. Then he will treat the injury, helping you understand what has caused the problem and working with you to restore normal function.

A former marathon runner and martial artist, Chris continues to cycle and run near his home in North Norfolk.


Other Chris Boynes/PhysioPod/Deep Oscillation Activity since 2015


1. Chris Boynes Becomes The First Harley Street, Chartered Sports and Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist to add DEEP OSCILLATION® to his tools

...impressed with the level of pain & oedema reduction, improved ROM & function" Read here Chris Boynes review of treatments with therapy   Number 9 Harley Street Musculo-Skeletal and Spinal...

2. Acupuncture in Physiotherapy™ Autumn 2018 Issue - Chris Boynes, Deep Oscillation. London in May to mark their 35th Anniversary. #AACP35 Watch this space! View Extract   Chris Boynes, Chartered Sports and Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist is pictured with Julie Soroczyn, Managing Director of PhysioPod UK Limited at the MLDUK Conference in 2018

3. AACP 2018: Deep Oscillation therapy may enhance treatment outcomes when used with acupuncture

...Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) 29th May 2018   This was one of the messages from Chris Boynes, a private sports and spinal physiotherapist, at the Acupuncture Association of Chartered...

4. Chris Boynes, Consultant Chartered Sports & Spinal Physiotherapist Talks Deep Oscillation

      Chris Boynes, Consultant Chartered Sports & Spinal Physiotherapist, BEd (Hons) PE, MCSP, MACPSEM, MAACP, Lic Acu, HCPC Reg talks about Deep Oscillation which he says has become...

5. Patient & Physiotherapist Feedback - DEEP OSCILLATION® Easing Symptoms of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

...the ankle and foot. After being treated weekly with Deep Oscillation by my Physiotherapist, Chris Boynes for the last two years, I am pleased to report that I am mostly pain-free and...

6. PhysioPod UK To Exhibit At AACP Conference Leeds 13th October 2018

...therapy may enhance treatment outcomes when used with acupuncture"   Spinal physiotherapist Chris Boynes speaking at the AACP event Read Feedback on Acupuncture and Deep Oscillation   DEEP...

7. PhysioPod® UK Limited are to exhibit at The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference on Saturday 19th May 2018

Read on PressReleasePoint 20.03.2018 AACP Annual Conference - Saturday 19th May 2018 The Hilton Hotel, Reading   Download Factsheet about The Hilton Reading Open to all with an interest and passion...

8. Chris Boynes

Read Chris Boynes review of therapy   Chris Boynes BEd(Hons) PE MCSP MACPSEM MAACP HCPC Reg, Lic Acu     Personal Profile   Chris Boynes is a very proactive and experienced chartered...

9. PhysioPod® UK Limited To Exhibit at Elevate, COPA & Elite Sports Expo 2019 May 8th and 9th with Chris Boynes Hosting DEEP OSCILLATION Workshop in the Physio Focus Stream 350+ EXHIBITORS | 300+ SPEAKERS | 1000s VISITORS   VIEW WORKSHOP ON THE ELEVATE WEBSITE Chris Boynes and Julie Soroczyn, Managing Director of PhysioPod UK - Exclusive Distributors of  ...

10. Study references, articles, books, guidelines and presentations

...nbsp;PRAEMEDICUS 29, 85-90.       Boynes C. (2018) Elite Sports Expo Event 2017 - Chris Boynes Presents Deep Oscillation - VIDEO Boynes C. (2018) The Interaction and Outcomes of Acupuncture....

11. PhysioPod® UK Exhibiting at The Elite Sports Performance Show at EXCEL London 7th and 8th June

...practitioners from professional sports clubs and elite level universities from across Europe.   ABOUT CHRIS BOYNES Chris is a very proactive and experienced chartered sports...

12. About PhysioPod® UK Ltd and DEEP OSCILLATION®

...Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain, International Lecturer in Pain and Health   2016: Chris Boynes, Chartered Sports and Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist added DEEP OSCILLATION® to...

13. Events for 2018

...of speakers will provide a stimulating series of clinically applicable presentations including Chris Boynes who will present on "The Interaction and outcomes of Acupuncture – TCM and IMS –with...

14. PhysioPod® UK Limited are to exhibit at The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference on Saturday 19th May 2018

Read on PressReleasePoint 20.03.2018 AACP Annual Conference - Saturday 19th May 2018 The Hilton Hotel, Reading   Download Factsheet about The Hilton Reading Open to all with an interest and passion...

15. PhysioPod® UK to exhibit at The AACP Annual Conference on Saturday 18th May 2019 in London

    Open to all with an interest and passion for Acupuncture, this conference provides a full day schedule packed with distinguished speakers educating you in the latest in acupuncture research...

16. DEEP OSCILLATION® - From Discovery in Krakow to Daily Clinic Use in the UK

...ndash; 11.45 am.Come along, learn and experience it for yourself.I look forward to meeting you all. Chris Boynes BEd (Hons) PE MCSP MACPSEM MAACP HCPC Reg, Lic Acu About Chris Boynes Chris is a very...

17. Chartered Physiotherapist Reviews Deep Oscillation Therapy After Ten Years of Clinical Use

...HIVAMAT is not in use and I very often use it after acupuncture which echoes the findings of Chris Boynes and others as presented at the AACP Conference 2018. Deep Oscillation really is unique...