Deep Oscillation Therapy
For Lymphoedema and other conditions
Deep Oscillation Therapy (DOT) with Hivamat 200
Deep Oscillation Therapy is an internationally recognised German technology, widely used by healthcare professionals in Germany and the rest of Europe, for the treatment of Lymphoedema and other conditions. It is combined with specific Manual Lymph Drainage techniques (Dr. Vodder Method) applied with minimal or no pressure, making the treatment totally painless. It is ideal after all types of surgery as it stimulates tissue healing and lymph flow.
The skin and deeper tissues are attracted and released up to 250 times per second, causing a vibration effect. This creates a thorough but gentle kneading to a depth of approx. 8 to 12 cm, stirring up protein solids, inflammatory by-products and lymph fluids, and the treatment then assists in their removal. The vibration affects the skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood vessels and lymph vessels.
Because of the minimal pressure, early treatments are possible following injury, when pain is present, near open wounds, and following surgery. Chronic, on-going, conditions can also be worked on successfully.
Deep Oscillation therapy is applied via hygienic, vinyl gloved hands. A dry surface is required so a little powder may be used during the treatment.
Clinical studies, published articles and more detailed information can be found on www.physiopod.co.uk
An extremely gentle and clinically proven treatment for:
Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema and Lipoedema
Respiratory diseases, including cystic fibrosis and COPD
Pre- and post plastic surgery
Pre- and post general surgery
Cellulite ('orange peel')
Skin conditions such as acne
Sports and general injuries
Medical consent is needed before treatment
Clinically proven effects
Reducing oedema (swelling)
Anti-fibrotic effect (hardening of the tissues)
Stimulates wound healing
Relaxation of the respiratory system
Increased mobility and range of movement
Reduction of skin irritation
Improved muscle tone
For all applications Deep Oscillation Therapy is combined with Manual Lymph Drainage
techniques (Dr. Vodder Method) to obtain optimum results.
Other fields of application
Deep Oscillation Therapy can be used to treat some chronic conditions that people 'learn to live with', with an improvement reported in many cases. Backache and arthritis are amongst common conditions helped, as are whiplash, Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia pain.
The deep vibrations are very pleasant and relaxing, and bring about a sense of well-being.
Contra-indications to Deep Oscillation Therapy
Active tuberculosis, untreated malignant diseases, untreated thrombosis, infectious skin diseases, pacemaker and other electronic implants, pregnancy, untreated heart problems and diseases, cardiac oedema, cellulitis (erysipelas).