Head Injury Healing with Deep Oscillation and Low Level Laser Therapy
"My three-year-old Grand Daughter tripped and fell badly whilst rushing downstairs for bedtime stories to watch ‘Hushabye Lullabye’ on CBeebies, hitting her lateral left forehead on solid skirting, splitting open the skin to reveal bone. The wound bled profusely and she was taken to A&E for head injury assessment and repair. Following her initial shock and tearful outburst she soon became very chatty and involved in her drama so there were no neurological concerns." Christine Talbot, Lymphoedema and Bowen Practitioner
Monday 21st June 2021
Shows a very brave little girl receiving seven stitches to an approximate two and a half centimetre split in her left lateral forehead. Fortunately, it was a straight, non-jagged gash neatly stitched with fine thread and glued.
Shows a very proud young casualty leaving hospital on her way home to bed. On returning home her Mummy hoped she’d learnt a lesson… But No! Still going everywhere at a million miles an hour.
Friday 25th June: Four days post injury Deep Oscillation (10 mins 200Hz to 250 Hz) and low level laser were applied to the wound site. The wound area is slightly swollen with a hint of bruising. No picture was taken at this first treatment
Saturday 26th June, after first treatment
Shows a very pleasing effect to the wound following the first treatment. The area is slightly raised with minimal underlying bruising
Tuesday 29th June, after treatment 2
Image one: The stitches show signs of dissolving and the knots breaking off. The skin looks a little irritated so have advised to rub in Rosa Mosqueta Oil, to aid healing and nourish the skin. The wound is coming together well. Image one shows underlying bruising which is more obvious on the medial and inferior aspect of the scar.
Image two shows a good side profile and definite redness and slight blistering on the lateral end of the scar.
Thursday 1st July, after treatment 3
Treatment with Deep Oscillation and the laser continue. The application of the oil has really calmed the skin, and the dissolving stitches have allowed the skin to stretch back to a near normal position.
Friday 2nd July, after treatment 4
A budding young PhysioPod therapist! Patient self-treats following Practitioner instruction. Under new management the scar continues to make excellent progress.
Saturday 10th July, after treatment 5
Clearly PhysioPod’s very young trainee and her Mummy are doing an excellent job between Practitioner visits, her twin sister also likes to self-apply to her own head
Image one shows exceptional healing, all redness and bruising has resolved, there is slight lumpiness beneath the scar where the stitches were placed which will disappear very soon.
Image two gives a more or less approximate measurement of the wound.
24th July 2021
A final image showing the healing power of deep oscillation when applied over five weeks to a deep open head trauma to bone.
The scar is flat and fading fast with no ridge. Patient says it is ‘all better’.
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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
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) Information
"Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is the use of low energy laser light in injuries and wounds in order to improve wound healing, reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. The laser light is monochromatic, coherent and in the red or near infrared spectrum (600 nm – 1000 nm). It is applied at low power density (1 mW to 500 mW/cm2) (“low energy laser”).
In contrast to other medical laser applications LLLT is not a thermal method (i.e. surgical lasers), but produces photochemical effects in the tissue in a similar way to photosynthesis in plants.LLLT is simple to use, effective and cost-efficient and free of side effects. Treatment takes a few minutes and depending on the indication is repeated at longer or shorter intervals and in accordance with healing success.The success of LLLT is based on the following general action principles: tissue regeneration, inhibition of inflammation, alleviation of pain, improvement in circulation, reduction in swelling"Low-Level-Laser-Therapy (LLLT) in Chronic Wounds - Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany
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