Deep Oscillation Therapy….what is it and what does it do?

I have recently purchased a Deep Oscillation Therapy unit from Physiopod and based on the results I have seen personally, I would recommend it to anyone for themselves, their horse or any animal in pain.

Through the oedema-reducing and anti-inflammatory effect, tissue renewal and scar formation is encouraged and therefore it can assist with:

* Reduction of swelling surrounding an open wound
* Reducing pain in tendon injuries
* Reduction in swelling from concussive injury
* Surgery aftercare
* Burns
* Fibromyalgia
* Ulcers
* Arthritis

The therapy effect of Deep Oscillation takes place in the tissue itself and works through to the entire depth of the tissue layers (skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).

One horse I see to on a daily basis came in with an injury one day in late February and after investigation the Vet confirmed that they thought it was most likely to be as a result of a kick. It had caused severe bruising, major swelling and there was concern that the injury may have fractured the splint bone or damaged the extensor tendon. Following ultrasound scans and xrays it was confirmed that the splint bone was slightly swollen and there was thickening of the extensor tendon.

The day after this I began to apply Deep Oscillation to the leg (over the open wound, using cling film to sterilise the area) and did this as often as possible for the next two weeks. The Vet revisited after two weeks and she was astounded by the reduction in swelling and tenderness around the area. She allowed the horse to be turned out into a cornered off area of the field on her own and within another two weeks, she was back out in her usual field, being ridden again 6 weeks after the inital injury. She is also now aware of the treatment.

If you have experienced an injury in a horse which has damaged or bruised tendons you will be aware of how long this takes to heal. This was an extraordinary case and the horse was very lucky to be our guinea pig! I now treat many horses with the Deep Oscillation Therapy and it has assisted with Sacroilliac Joint pain and Frozen Shoulder along with general muscle ache.

If there is anyone else out there who has experienced Deep Oscillation Therapy and what it can do, please leave a comment. Alternatively, if anyone knows of a separate treatment that has had similar effects, please advise as this will also help me expand my knowledge in different types of therapy.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Emmy on April 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    This is a great blog! Has great information!


  2. Thank you, glad you liked it. Have you seen the Therapy being used before or heard of it at all? Be good to know if anyone else has witnessed its brilliant effects?


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