DEEP OSCILLATION® In The Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis - Clinician Report

Two patients with the diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis visited the practice in Switzerland for a repeated series of treatments in physiotherapy. (3 x 9 PT sessions)

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Therapeutical setting (1st and 2nd series of the PT prescription):

  • Shockwave Therapy (radial shockwave)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Ultrasound Treatment - alternative to shockwave

Frequency: 2 x weekly treatment


Slight/minor pain relief and improvement of the general complaints, but overall for the two patients being a very unsatisfied result

Therapeutic setting (3rd and Last of the PT prescription):

  • Treatment with DEEP OSCILLATION® (DO) and Low level Laser Therapy (LLLT), in addition patients did more stretching exercises at home daily.
  • DO Parameters : 25 minutes total with applicator Ø 5cm, 5 min 100Hz, 10 min 80 Hz, 20 Hz for 10 min, 5 min 100Hz on the clearly described pain area
  • LT Parameters: Laser shower on pain region, Dose: 6 joules, continuous light, 785 nm, 14 laser diodes

Result following 9 treatments:

In comparison to the first two interventions (see above) a much higher and more significant improvement in pain symptoms and also a good improvement in the general symptoms. The intervention was always described as very pleasant and tolerable, one patient even described that their initial morning complaints are almost over and she had a good feeling while running. The result as stated by both patients was a good and very acceptable treatment outcome. Patients feedback on the experienced therapy and the results from it were very positive and motivating for both patients

Observations from Alexander Weiss

After an initially difficult position with unsatisfactory 1st and 2nd PT treatment, the results I then achieved in subsequent sessions with DO (a very gentle therapy) mean that I am further encouraged to use this method on patients diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. Further detailed reports are required from other users working on this indication with DEEP OSCILLATION® and maybe more extensive studies on a larger scale which state more specifically how exactly this method can be used in treatment of this diagnosis. 

However, I personally am absolutely convinced that DEEP OSCILLATION® has shown once again that there are almost no limits in its application. We always have very high patient satisfaction and often very good results after therapy.  So regardless of whether the actual principle of what is happening in the tissue can yet be explained, I personally find no reason as to why should I not apply such a good, safe and gentle therapy method to my patients because the results are so satisfying. For me it is always the results that count as a decisive factor in whether I use a method of treatment or not. I look forward to the future positive feedback and results of my patients with the therapy method DEEP OSCILLATION®.

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DEEP OSCILLATION® is an internationally patented, proven technology based on the effects of creating an electrostatic field in the tissue of the patient which has effects in the interstitial space of the connective tissue.

Easy application is from therapist to patient/client via hygienic, vinyl gloved hands; utilizing all massage movements or via circular movements over the tissue with a handheld applicator. The handheld applicator also enables self-treatment. 

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Visit the DEEP OSCILLATION® product range. The special structure of DEEP OSCILLATION® allows the creation of biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components to an 8 cm depth (through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).

DEEP OSCILLATION® is an especially gentle and an unmatched treatment alternative for fresh trauma, postoperative, for acute pain and in the area of open wounds.

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Proof was established in representative studies of the following significant effects of DEEP OSCILLATION®:

Encouraging wounds to heal

DEEP OSCILLATION® helps in speeding up and improving wound healing processes. Through the oedema-reducing and anti inflammatory effect, the local metabolic elimination and alimentation is improved in all tissue layers, whereby tissue regeneration and wound closure are encouraged on many levels. This is documented by the significant improvement in planimetric and biochemical parameters of the wound healing.

Pain Reduction

DEEP OSCILLATION® alleviates pain by reallocating and flushing out pain transmitting and mediating substances. It suppresses inflammation and oedema induced pain by restricting pro inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by oedema reduction.


In chronic pain syndromes and post-traumatic conditions reduced mobility often is caused by constricted microcirculation due to increased tone of the muscles encasing capillary vessels. DEEP OSCILLATION® is muscle relaxing, enables optimal metabolism and normalizing of defective nerve function. As a measurable sign range of movement can be obtained or even increased.

Anti Inflammatory

DEEP OSCILLATION® suppresses acute and chronic inflammation by restricting pro-inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by inhibiting water and protein leakage from the blood and lymph vessels.

Oedema and Fibrosis Reduction

On the level of the interstitium, DEEP OSCILLATION® causes a »shuffling« of the basic substance, thus promoting the removal of interstitial fluid as well as content material. Interstitial septa and fissures are kept open by the mechanical activation, which helps interstitial drainage. This significantly reduces both local oedema and aseptic inflammation. Proof was also established of a significant reduction in swellings in the area of the wound, due to the treatment. In chronic conditions the treatment helps to disperse fibrosis and to diminish hardening of the tissue.

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