A Special Patient Gathering To Celebrate Deep Oscillation Being In The UK & Ireland for Ten Years With Seven Patient Video Interviews
On Saturday 2nd February 2019, a very snowy Winter's day, PhysioPod® UK travelled to Dorset to attend a special gathering of her patients, which was held in their honour at Stoborough Village Hall. Christine Talbot, MLD DLT Lymphoedema Practitioner in Wareham had asked PhysioPod to attend and for them to meet her patients. Seven of the fifty plus attending were interviewed by Dave MacDonald of Silver Island TV. They gave very honest feedback of their Lymphoedema and the treatment they had received from Christine Talbot with MLD and Deep Oscillation Therapy combined.
SRN BLS MLD UK, Vodder, Leduc, FG MLD, Casley Smith MLD DLT Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist / Bowen Therapist. BA Member.
Christine Talbot wrote to PhysioPod UK in 2018:
Deep Oscillation therapy had been an unknown therapy modality in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2007. Sisters and Directors of PhysioPod UK Limited, Julie Soroczyn and Mary Fickling, set out to change that, because they knew how much it could improve the lives of those with living with Lymphoedema and through feedback from practitioners, Lipoedema and Lipo-Lymphoedema.
Fast forward to 2019, PhysioPod are approved NHS Suppliers, where it is used if appropriate within Lymphoedema Services. Many private MLD DLT Lymphoedema Practitioners have combined the therapy with MLD, enhancing results for the patients in their care. For those living with Lymphoedema, the Deep Oscillation Personal has proved an effective self-care option between regular visits to their Lymphoedema Clinic. Christine Talbot explains to Dave McDonald at MLDUK 2018 how she learned about the therapy and the difference it has made here:
The three-hour event was held in Stoborough Village Hall, where several lovely ladies had volunteered to serve an array of mouth-watering cakes and pastries all made and donated by local bakers for the event. Tea in china cups were kept topped up throughout and patients sat at tables adorned with fresh flowers. A perfect setting!
Julie Hinks. Meryl Ponsford and Christine Talbot
After a warm welcome from Christine Talbot, Meryl Ponsford, Trustee for the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) gave a short introductory speech regarding the Charity and their amazing work. DCCF was founded by Eve Went, Leslie May Harrison and Pam Jeffries from Poole, in 2012. Each had been touched by cancer, either personally or through friends and relatives, and had learned much about other people’s needs and concerns, especially the added financial burden caused by their diagnosis. DCCF was born out of a desire to offer financial support to local Dorset residents affected by cancer and their families. The charity is overseen by a board of hands-on Trustees and supportive Patrons As a non-profit making organisation, all net proceeds are used solely to provide financial support to individuals and/or cancer groups, organisations, hospices and hospitals in Dorset. Trustees are supported by ‘Friends of DCCF’ – a dedicated group of Sponsors, Volunteers, Fundraisers and Supporters – without whom they could not operate. Meryl's talk was followed by Julie Hinks and her daughter Sophie who have benefited from the DCCF, so attendees could really understand how amazing the work of DCCF is.
Christine Talbot is pictured with Margaret Butler who was the lucky winner of a Salt Rock Lamp donated by PhysioPod
Many patients stood up to share their stories and Margaret Butler of the Bournemouth and Poole Lymphoedema and Lipoedema Group also gave a short talk announcing 2019 dates for support group meetings.
All monies raised at the event, through refreshments, cakes, a prize draw and cake auction were donated to DCCT.
Julie and Mary spoke about how and why they brought Deep Oscillation in the UK/ROI and how exciting it was to go from demonstrating the therapy in the changing rooms of a local football club (for £20) to a premier league club in the space of 12 months. They looked fondly back over the years and how wonderful it had been to break in to each new field of application with the therapy.
Julie spoke of the day she first used Deep Oscillation on a horse called Buggy and how it is now used successfully in equine and canine with Gilliyan Carter-Morgan of Equi-Therapy UK who runs a diploma course in its use with many equine therapists using the therapy in the UK. They concluded their talk with their hopes for the future of Deep Oscillation, how they want it to lead post surgery rehabilitation, become a first line tool in stroke rehabilitation and help those living with an amputation.
Seven ladies agreed to talk openly about their Primary or Secondary Lymphoedema to Dave McDonald of Silver Island TV and about the difference that treatment with MLD and Deep Oscillation with Christine had made to their condition and the quality of their lives.
Patient Feedback of the Event