DEEP OSCILLATION® is a unique, patented treatment method. Its special structure allows you to create biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components (skin, connective tissue, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).
The following physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION® are clinically proven:
- Highly effective in reducing pain
- Effective in reabsorbing oedema
- Promotes wound healing
- Improves the trophicity
- Rubor reduction
- Improves the quality of the tissue
For the treatment, the patient holds a titanium neutral element loosely between the fingers. The pleasant therapy effect of DEEP OSCILLATION® is created beneath the hand applicator, which is moved in a circular motion above the tissue
Fields of application of DEEP OSCILLATION® in sports medicine
Thanks to its non-invasive, non-traumatic and highly effective approach, DEEP OSCILLATION® is especially well suited to treat the following indications:
TRAUMATIC INJURY AND DAMAGE FROM OVERSTRAINING
For traumatic injuries and damage from overstraining, DEEP OSCILLATION® has an antiinflammatory and oedema-reducing effect, directly stimulates self-mobilization in areas relieved of pain and thus enables an earlier return to active forms of therapy and training.
PRE- AND POSTOPERATIVE THERAPY
With DEEP OSCILLATION®, swellings and oedemas can be relieved pre- and postoperatively considerably faster than with conventional therapies. Because it can be used at an extremely early stage, healing processes are stimulated and accelerated, local inflammation is inhibited and pain is reduced over a sustained period.
TRAINING AFTERCARE AND PERFORMANCE STABILIZATION
In training aftercare, DEEP OSCILLATION® is known for its rapid, muscle-relaxing and pain-relieving effects, and for its direct effect against microtrauma (muscle aches). Roughage and cell remains are removed more quickly through the treatment. This promotes a more effective nutritional supply to the muscle cells, thus accelerating the restoration to optimal performance. Regeneration times in the systematic training process can thus be reduced.
TheDEEP OSCILLATION® Evident SPORTS combines an appealing design and a broad range of functions. The rotatable and tiltable control unit with a large colour display and one-button operation enables the fast and efficient selection of parameters. The therapy unit on the special trolley makes an appealing mobile therapy station. The trolley's functional accessories drawer allows you to store all the necessary accessories, and you can easily access them using just one hand.
DEEP OSCILLATION® is applied with special hand-held applicators or gloved hands. Different sizes of applicator ensure localized treatment as well as over a large area. Easily interchangeable treatment membranes guarantee a hygienic application. Individual programmes as well as suggested treatments from the indication index can be easily stored on the DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy card and used with DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal.
You can decide whether you would like to select the parameters quickly and directly or through one of your stored programmes. You can also select a suggestion from the extensive treatment index. Appealing, indication related animations and videos turn the treatment into a multimedia experience for the patient and offer you practical tips for the treatment.
Individual therapy parameters pre-programmed with DEEP OSCILLATION® Evident can be called up with DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal. This enables individualized, mobile therapy on the ward using DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal. The patient can also continue treatment according to your specifications while treating themselves at home. This way you can guarantee the sustainability of your treatments until the next appointment in your clinic or treatment room.
DEEP OSCILLATION® is characterized by an intermittent electrostatic field, which is built up between the hands of the therapist or the hand applicator and the tissue of the patient by means of the specific therapeutic device being used to deliver the field.
The patient’s tissue is then electrostatically attracted and released again in the selected frequency (5-200 Hz). This will trigger a unique, deeply penetrating and lasting resonance vibration (DEEP OSCILLATION®) of the treated tissue area. When applying DEEP OSCILLATION®, the tissue will be thoroughly “kneaded” by this mechanical force. This effect will not even be reduced when applying minimal external pressure producing a therapeutic effect e.g. in case of acute trauma or pain or in the vicinity of open wounds.
The interstitium is influenced by the resonance vibration causing a “mixing” effect of the basic fluid substance, subsequently stimulating transportation of interstitial liquids and their components (proteins, cellular disintegration products, neurotransmitters etc.). The detumescence of local edema with aseptic inflammation is accelerated. Interstitial septa and spaces remain open to improve interstitial drainage. The restoration of the interstitial decongestion and supply will improve trophism considerably. With DEEP OSCILLATION®, you can supplement and intensify manual modes of treatment. The main advantage however is that the deeply penetrating therapy effect will set in even with a minimum of mechanical affect. This enables the treatment of indications (e.g. very acute conditions) that cannot as yet be easily treated with traditional means or even treated at all. As DEEP OSCILLATION®can be applied at a very early stage, the regeneration process can be decisively influenced and accelerated considerably. Moreover, the unique treatment features of DEEP OSCILLATION® quite often help to stimulate stagnating chronic healing processes.
DEEP OSCILLATION® is a unique, patented treatment method. Its special structure allows creation of biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components (skin, connective tissue, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).
The following physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION® are clinically proven:
- Highly effective in reducing pain
- Improves the trophicity (nourishment)
- Rubor (redness) reduction
- Effective in reabsorbing oedema
- Promotes wound healing
- Improves the quality of all tissue exposed
- Deep muscle spasms and congestion
For the treatment, the patient holds a titanium neutral element loosely between the fingers. The pleasant therapy effect of DEEP OSCILLATION® is created beneath the hand applicator, which is moved in a circular motion above the tissue.
• Therapy with special gloves or hand applicator
• Frequency: 5-200 Hz, infinitely variable; high frequencies (80-200 Hz) to dissolve indurate tissue, for initial treatment and pain soothing medium frequencies (25-80 Hz), for an efficient detonising effect, stimulating transportation of liquids and their components low frequencies (2-25 Hz): strong pumping effect, enhanced interstitial drainage.
Main fields of application
1. Muscular skeletal (e.g. Sports and work)
- Sports injury:
- Accelerated regeneration in case of traumata, especially of edema and hematoma
- Myogelosis – hardened muscle, painful lumpy congested points
- Spasms – refreshing interstitial medium
- Tension and stress – tight shoulders that resist release
- Low Back Pain – spasms and tension
2. Surgery aftercare: (e. g. breast cancer support)
- Immediately applicable (first postoperative day)
- Effective prophylaxis of local edemas
- Pain relief and improved sensitivity
- Improved activity
- High-quality wound healing (scar)
3. Open wounds: (e. g. ulcers, amputations, burns)
- Treatment of wounded area or its immediate surroundings
- Visible improvement of decongestion and supply
- Enhancement of dynamic wound healing
4. Respiratory diseases: (e. g. mucoviscidosis, COPD)
- Quick and lasting relaxation of the respiratory musculature
- Mucolytic effect
- Immediate feeling of well-being
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)
This causes DEEP OSCILLATION® to be especially gentle and makes it an unmatched treatment alternative for fresh trauma, postoperative, for acute pain and in the area of open wounds. Proof was established in representative studies of the following significant effects of DEEP OSCILLATION®:
Encouraging wounds to heal
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.
DEEP OSCILLATION® alleviates pain by reallocating and flushing out pain transmitting and mediating substances. It suppresses inflammation and oedema induced pain by restricting pro inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by oedema reduction.
In chronic pain syndromes and posttraumatic conditions reduced mobility often is caused by constricted microcirculation due to increased tone of the muscles encasing capillary vessels. DEEP OSCILLATION® is muscle relaxing, enables optimal metabolism and normalizing of defective nerve function. As a measurable sign range of movement can be obtained or even increased.
DEEP OSCILLATION® suppresses acute and chronic inflammation by restricting pro-inflammatory cell movement to the damaged area, by reducing the inflammatory mediator release, and by inhibiting water and protein leakage from the blood and lymph vessels.
Oedema and Fibrosis Reduction
On the level of the interstitium, DEEP OSCILLATION® causes a »Shuffling« of the basic substance, thus promoting the removal of interstitial fluid as well as content material. Interstitial septa and fissures are kept open by the mechanical activation, which helps interstitial drainage. This significantly reduces both local oedema and aseptic inflammation. Proof was also established of a significant reduction in swellings in the area of the wound, due to the treatment. In chronic conditions the treatment helps to disperse fibrosis and to diminish hardening of the tissue.
Cellulite Treatment: Oedema Reduction
DEEP OSCILLATION® positively affects all cellular and molecular mechanisms of cellulite. It improves blood and lymph flow in the deep skin and subcutaneous layers, diminishes inflammation and oedema The girth of thighs and posterior decreases.
Cellulite treatment: Rough Fibrous Septae Disruption/Improvement of Skin Elasticity
DEEP OSCILLATION® disrupts or prevents the formation of rough fibrous septae and reduces the sensitivity of skin cells to oestrogen hormones. This provides effective treatment of cellulite in 80 % of women. Skin elasticity increases, and fibrosis is reduced.
Deep Oscillation ® Massage Therapy
I offer deep oscillation ® massage therapy either on its own or combined with acupuncture. It can be used on a smaller target area of the body or on a larger area, depending on requirements.
I am trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage and can offer a really effective treatment using deep oscillation. Please read on to find out more about the many different ways that deep oscillation can help you and you can call me for more information.
As opposed to externally applied, mechanical forms of massage therapy (e.g. vibration), DEEP OSCILLATION® is applied with gloved hands and special applicators, creating biologically effective oscillations in the tissue segment undergoing treatment. Applied with gentle, minimal pressure, the therapy works through the entire tissue layers (including the connective tissue to a depth of 8cm) reaching the core of the affected area.
DEEP OSCILLATION® is a non-invasive, non-traumatic treatment which is well received by patients. Because of it’s gentle application it is a unique treatment for acute and chronic injury, and day one post-operative. Clinically proven effects include: significant pain reduction, anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, detoxification, oedema reduction and haematoma reduction with enhancement of nutrients returning to the tissue to promote the natural healing process.
DEEP OSCILLATION® massage therapy
DEEP OSCILLATION® is a patented electromechanical therapeutic procedure using resonant vibration of the tissue with DEEP OSCILLATION® equipment from Physiomed, Germany.
Clinically proven effects
- Strong pain-alleviating potential. This applies to acute traumatic as well as to chronic pain conditions
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Prevention and reduction of secondary and primary lymphoedema
- Prevention of fibrotic remodelling processes, reduction of fibrosis
- Muscle relaxation, promotion of physical activity, mobilisation
- Support of wound healing processes
- Normalisation of haemodynamic parameters of the skin, correction of aesthetic-neurotic problems and influence on biological ageing through preventive effects on premature ageing
Fields of Application:
- Acute Trauma & Chronic Conditions, softening scar tissue
- Wound healing, Diabetic Foot, Burns and Ulcers
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema, Chronic Oedema
- Lipoedema and Lipo-Lymphoedema,
- Training Aftercare & Performance Stabilisation in Sport, Damage from Overstraining
- Pre and Day One Post Operative: Orthopedic, General & Aesthetic Surgery
- Neuro Rehabilitation
- Pain Syndromes (FMS, Sudeck's Dystrophy etc.)
- Common conditions: Arthritis, Back Pain, Tennis & Golfers Elbow, Whiplash
….Aesthetic & Post Partum including:
- Anti-Ageing of face and neck, eye bags, dark circles
- Cellulite, Grade 1 & 2
- Post Classic and Vaser Liposuction
- Breast Feeding Problems & Caesarian Healing
A special design makes it possible, using electrostatic attraction and friction, "to produce mechanical vibrations in treated tissues of the body, not only at the skin on the surface but also in deeper tissues" (Brenke and Siems 1996). Schönfelder and Berg (1991) refer to a "penetrating vibration and pumping effect deep into the tissue". The frequency can be varied in the range from 5-250 Hz.
The treatment applicator/therapists vinyl gloved hands and the patient are connected to the equipment (voltage source). A vinyl film between the applicator, and/or vinyl gloves and the patient functions as a dielectric. This results in a weakly conducting capacitative layer between the contact surfaces. In action, pulsed electrostatic attractions draw the tissue to the applicator/gloved hand and release it at the rhythm of the chosen frequency.
The therapist sets the pressure gradient, speed and direction of the movements. The patient can treat himself if appropriate. The treatment procedure is characterised by minimal external mechanical effects, which allows it to be used in cases of acute pain, fresh injuries and in the treatment of wounds.
Numerous pilot studies have demonstrated pain reduction, minimisation of oedema and anti-fibrotic effects. It is commonly used for the treatment of Lymphoedema (Jahr, S., Schoppe, B. and Reißhauer A. (2008) Effect of treatment with low intensity and extremely low frequency electrostatic fields (Deep Oscillation®) on breast tissue and pain in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema. J. Rehabil. Med. 40, 645-650).
The DEEP OSCILLATION® system, above all, has effects on the micro-circulation of the interstitial connective tissue. Treatment results in a normalisation of the steady state, i.e. of the permanent fluid flow between the tissue surrounding the cells and the lymph and blood vessels. In this manner, pain can be diminished and the circulus sanus be restarted or else accelerated.
Ecographic Imaging Evidence:
1 DEEP OSCILLATION® is shown by ecographic image recording to permeate an 8cm depth. Source: “Value of DEEP OSCILLATION therapy in the healing of AB burns” Authors: MSc. Dra. Solangel Hernández Tápanes1, Lic. Addiel Suárez 2, Dra. Tania Bravo Acosta 3, Lic. Rafael Wilson Rojas 2, MSc. Dra. Beatriz Fernández Prieto 4, Dra. Miriela Cabrera Morales 5 (Cuban Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation RNPS 2244-FOLIO 148 – ISSN 2078-7162 2010).
2 A Video Report http://www.physiopod.co.uk/deep-oscillation-effect-in-tissues-recorded-b...from Dr. MSc. Luis Felipe Medina C. Lic states that as the electrostatic pulses cause static friction, the elasticity of CONNECTIVE TISSUE reacts to this mechanism, and alternating tensing and/or deep "pumping" is produced. The "Pumping" effect causes the lymphatic drainage”
The athermal mechanical mode of action of deep oscillation can induce the following clinically documented effects in treated tissue:
- Strong pain-alleviating potential. This applies to acute traumatic as well as to chronic pain conditions [2-11].
- Anti-inflammatory effect [12, 13].
- Prevention and reduction of secondary and primary lymphoedema, as well as reduction of oedema in lipoedema [2, 4, 6, 14-17].
- Prevention of fibrotic remodelling processes, reduction of fibrosis [2, 14, 15, 18].
- Muscle relaxation, mobilisation, functional improvement and improved ROM [4, 7, 18-20].
- Support of wound healing processes [1, 21, 22].
- Normalisation of haemodynamic parameters of the skin, correction of aesthetic-neurotic problems and influence on biological ageing through preventive effects on premature ageing .
- Accelerated recovery after intensive physical workout [24, 25]
- Decongestion and functional improvement in obstructive pulmonary conditions [26, 27]