Deep Oscillation Therapy


DEEP OSCILLATION® is a patented electromechanical therapeutic procedure using resonant vibration of the tissue with DEEP OSCILLATION® equipment from Physiomed, Germany. 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 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. 

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 

Contraindications for Deep Oscillation Therapy

Acute infections
Acute systemic inflammations with pathogenic germs participation 
Active tuberculosis
Acute venous diseases (untreated thrombosis)
Untreated malignant disease
Erysipelas or cellulitis
Patients with cardiac pacemakers or other electronic implants
Untreated heart complaints and diseases
Pregnancy
Hypersensitivity to electrostatic fields
Infectious skin diseases 

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