DEEP OSCILLATION® in Stroke Rehabilitation
With thanks to Dr James Chiew, Chiropractor at Meta-Therapy in Ontario, Canada.
"Swollen RIGHT hand before two deep oscillation treatments, which resulted in significant oedema reduction, easing stiffness and allowing movement of digits, a change which was hugely motivating for the patient. (See video below)
Patient suffered hemiparesis presenting with weakness on one side of the body. It can affect every area of life, from walking to eating to dressing. Recovering and living with one-sided weakness takes a multidisciplinary team, as well as a healthy dose of patience"
In contrast to externally applied, mechanical forms of therapy, (e.g. vibration), the therapy effect of DEEP OSCILLATION® takes place in the tissue itself and works through the entire depth of the tissue layers (skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels)
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.
Because of the non-invasive, non-traumatic, gentle nature of this therapy, very early possibilities of application are possible following injury and from Day One post operatively. Chronic conditions can also be worked upon with effective results.
This 8 minute video provides a good overview of the therapy and its applications
The following physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION® are clinically proven:
- Highly effective in reducing pain
- Effective in reabsorbing oedema (swelling)
- Encouraging wounds to heal
- Fibrosis Reduction
- Improving trophicity
- Rubor reduction (haematoma/bruising)
- Improving quality of tissue
About Dr. James Chiew
Dr. James Chiew received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College. He is also a Certified Clinical Acupuncture Provider and Concussion Management Clinician. Dr. Chiew has a passion for all sports, with his perpetual pursuit on the latest information on health and fitness, he never ceases to stop learning. He is Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI).
Dr. Chiew has treated myriad of acute, chronic, and overuse conditions brought on by sports, exercise, and daily wear and tear. Dr. Chiew’s approach to treatment relies on orthopedic and functional assessments that combine the most current research, clinical experiences, and patient preference to achieve peak health and function. He integrates joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation and acupuncture to address the cause and source of pain.
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