MLDUK Conference 2018: Dr. Jens Reinhold Presentation - Deep Oscillation and Pain Relief

Julie Soroczyn and I were delighted to welcome Dr Jens Reinhold, CEO of Physiomed Elektromedizin to the UK in May to present on "Deep Oscillation and Pain Relief" at the MLD UK Annual Conference. The talk was enthusiastically received by the healthcare professionals in attendance and it was was captured on film by SilverIsland TV. This is now available to view here and on YouTube.

PhysioPod have enjoyed an excellent relationship with MLD UK since setting up in 2006 with both the board and its highly qualified members. The aim of MLD UK, a charity run organisation, is to promote public awareness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) from both the perspective of the Patient & the Practitioner. MLD has now been very effectively combined with Deep Oscillation for many years, both in Lymphoedema and Lipoedema management.  PhysioPod would like to thank Jane Durston, CEO of MLDUK and the board who extended the warm invitation to Dr Reinhold to present.
Dr Reinhold follows in the footsteps of Dr. Kirsten Mathiske-Schmidt who presented "Effect of Treatment with Low-intensity and Extremely Low-frequency Electrostatic Fields (DEEP OSCILLATION®) on Breast Tissue and Pain in Patients with Secondary Breast Lymphoedema" at the annual BLS Conference in Belfast 2008 which concluded "Additional Deep Oscillation supplementary to manual lymphatic drainage can significantly enhance pain alleviation and swelling reduction in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema compared with manual lymphatic drainage alone"
The British Lymphology Society are a dynamic and innovative body providing a strong professional voice and support for those involved in the care and treatment of people with lymphoedema and related lymphatic disorders, including lipoedema. Their work and commitment throughout the year to sufferers is renown worldwide.
Dr. Max Emmanuel Liebl also presented "Uses and Application of DEEP OSCILLATION" at the MLD UK Conference 2010.

Dr. Kirsten Mathiske-Schmidt and Dr. Max Emmanuel Liebl are both from
Charite Hospital, Europes largest university clinic and one of Germanys most research intensive medical institutions.



Deep oscillation refers to an electromechanical therapy method in which electrostatic attraction and friction, produced by the use of a glove or hand-held applicator, create resonance vibrations in treated tissue.

In contrast to other therapies deep oscillation has a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components to a depth of 8cm (Solangel, 2010) through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels. Lifting and release of tissue speed is dependent on frequency used – 5Hz – 5 times per second – 250 Hz – 250 times per second. Contraindications are the same as normal massage, plus pregnancy and pacemaker.

Because of the non-invasive, non-traumatic nature of this modality, there are very early possibilities of application: following injury and from Day One post operatively, in acute pain and in wound healing, also. As no pressure is required to deliver the therapy, the practitioners hands are protected.

Deep oscillation has been successfully applied therapeutically for more than two decades and concomitantly examined scientifically with respect to its tissue effects and clinical results. Currently there exists a substantial number of RCTs, pilot studies, case studies, field reports and studies (several in PubMed-indexed international journals) to provide a medical evidence base for deep oscillation.


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