Patient Review: Lipoedema (Lipedema) - Self Management with the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS Patient Review

"Years, or rather decades, of being told to lose weight, twenty years of fruitless attempts to sort out compression for worsening varicose veins, followed post menopause by worsening leg pain and swelling in the course of every day, and finally, 3 years ago, in my late fifties, the diagnosis: lipoedema.

The DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS for managing Lipoedema

How to manage this chronic condition that made my life quite painful and rather limited?


Weekly MLD became a lifeline, but still necessitated a half hour drive to the clinic and the positive effect of the treatment on my quality of life wore off after a day or so.

A kind friend gave me a life- changing gift earlier this year: two sessions with Kate Griffin at Stirling massage therapy, who introduced me to the Hivamat. Kate also lent me a DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS to try out over a couple of weeks at home - what a difference! There was a marked reduction in swelling and pain, and I had a lot more energy to do the things I love. Previously, long work meetings had become a draining experience, I had almost given up on air travel, and I had pulled out of several choral performances, because long periods of sitting or standing had become unbearable…

Effects of daily self treatment were so convincing that in May I invested in a machine for myself- my quality of life is so much better and I truly rely on the personal unit to live each day, money well spent. Being able to treat this condition for myself, at home, at any time, and as often as I want, has given me much more control in how I live with it. I can prioritise things that are important to me and adjust the number and length of treatments accordingly.

Julie and Mary’s post purchase support at Physiopod is excellent all round. When there was an issue with my unit, they pulled out all the stops to ensure I was not left without a machine for longer than absolutely necessary. The few days without theDEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS were a sharp reminder of life before… 

Dunblane, 25 September 2015 

Signs of Lipoedema, included in the "Blooming Marvellous" Lipoedema UK Poster Presented at BLS 2014



About DEEP OSCILLATION® - if you want to





The DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS used by patients with Lipoedema and Lymphoedema is designed for self management, ideal to take as hand luggage


From Michelle Ellis, Chair of Lipoedema Ladies:


"I have my next liposuction session in November, this time it is my arms being treated. I will have with me the very portable DEEP OSCILLATION® personal unit.  The personal unit is small and light enough for my hand luggage, so perfect for my greatest times of need – air travel. The added benefit of being able to choose another programme to treat different conditions that a member of my family might have, and forgoing a trip to a specialist is wonderful."  Read more

Read PhysioPod UK Review of the Lipoedema UK Conference 2015


DEEP OSCILLATION® through the tissue layers to a clinically proven depth of 8cm


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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) strengthening of the cutaneous tissues - Korkina Et Al (2007), stimulation of the wound healing process Mikhalchik E, Et Al (2005), Trybulski R (2008).

To read more about PhysioPod™ UK Ltd and their involvement with helping Lipoedema UK, The Lipoedema Project, Lipoedema Ladies and Talk Lipoedema click here