Marie Todd Lymphoedema CNS reports on patient self managing with DEEP OSCILLATION® for Severe Fibrosis of Lower Arm, Hand and Fingers

“The lady was treated for left breast cancer with mastectomy, axillary node clearance and adjuvant chemotherapy. Nine months following completion of her chemotherapy, she started to develop problems with her left hand and fingers. She noticed difficulty in bending her fingers and ‘firmness’ in the skin on her hand. This progressed until her hand, fingers and lower arm became fibrotic/sclerotic and there was very little movement in the wrist and fingers..


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Female, Age 59 Severe Fibrosis of Lower Arm, Hand and Fingers


.. Lymphoedema assessment revealed no oedema, slight inflammation, and severe fibrosis.  Referral to several other specialties revealed no cause for the changes in her arm.  She worked in a bank and because of her limited hand mobility, was no longer able to work.   A course of short stretch compression bandaging combined with manual lymphatic drainage was commenced, but after 2 weeks there was very little change in her symptoms. A chance conversation with a Physiotherapist in Australia led to her purchasing a DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal from PhysioPod®.  She used this 3 times a day on her arm, hand and fingers, and within 3 weeks her symptoms had started to improve.  After 2 months she was able to use her hand and fingers and the fibrosis had almost resolved.  This led to a significant improvement in her ability to carry out her self-care needs, but she was still unable to return to work.  She continues with her regimen faithfully every day and takes the unit with her when she travels to her family holiday home in Ireland.”  



Marie Todd Lymphoedema CNS, Specialist Lymphoedema Service, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde




More Information about DEEP OSCILLATION®




The DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS used, where appropriate, for the treatment and management of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema


DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy can be used with gloved hands to another person or applicators,  applicators also enable self-management of sporting and occupational injuries, early post operatively for pain, swelling and bruising, improving mobility and promoting a dynamic wound healing.  For lymphoedema and lipoedema (where appropriate), for acute and chronic scar tissue and hardened fibrosis.


  • DEEP OSCILLATION® gets to the core of the problem, non invasively and gently, saving the clinicians hands
  • Permeating an 8cm tissue depth - see diagram
  • Intermittent, patented, electrostatic, electromechanical therapy (not electrical stimulation)
  • Safe over implanted pins and plates
  • No heat


DEEP OSCILLATION®, developed by Physiomed Elektromedizin in Germany is an internationally patented therapeutic design which utilizes the forces of pulsed electrostatic attraction and friction to provoke oscillations, which act deeply on the tissues of the body from the epidermis down through the conjunctive and adipose layers and into the muscles. Hernandez Tapanes et al (2010) were able to prove, by diagnostic ultrasound, penetration of the oscillations up to an 8cm depth (see diagram). Observed physiological effects of the therapy include oedema resorption - Jahr S Et Al (2008) The therapy also limits the production of inflammatory mediators, especially during the treatment for chronic pain and more so during the treatment of fibromyalgia - Janik, H. et al (2010) for strengthening of the cutaneous tissues - Korkina Et Al (2007), for stimulation of the wound healing process Mikhalchik E, Et Al (2005), Trybulski R (2008).


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