Chrissie Aldous Provides Feedback On Using The PhysioPod for Lipoedema Pain Which Has Ended The Use of Using Painkillers

Mary Fickling
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Chrissie first learned about DEEP OSCILLATION via the PhysioPod in October 2013 at a meeting for ladies with Lipoedema, a very painful condition. Chrissie had a treatment and now provides feedback on owning her own unit.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, April 17, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -

sophie ann and chrissie sophie treats mum

Chrissie shows her new "buddy" DEEP OSCILLATION® PERSONAL SPORTS from PhysioPod®

Chrissie was very dubious, how could a machine help with the horrid pain in her fat legs?  She lay on the table, holding a little metal bar that was connected to the machine, then Julie's vinyl gloved hands were placed lightly on her legs, running up and down each leg and around a fat lump behind the right knee. After the treatment her legs felt a lot lighter and she was in less pain.  Then the dreaded question, how much for the unit? It was quite an investment! How on earth was she going to afford that on DLA and JSA? But she knew she had to have a PhysioPod of her own - she just knew it would help with pain and make her quality of life better.  So when she got home she got her family and friends to help fundraise. They managed to raise the money needed.  In February 2014 the PhysioPod® was hand delivered by Mary and Julie, Chrissie had a lovely session and Julie showed her daughter Sophie how to use the machine.  Chrissie now uses the machine at least twice a day, Sophie treats via gloved hands and then Chrissie does a self-treatment circling the applicators over the legs. She found it a little difficult at first to self-treat but after a little while it became easier. Chrissie has now been using the PhysioPod® for around 6 weeks and is delighted to report that she no longer takes any pain relief Oramorph (morphine) or any medication to  help her sleep. This machine is well worth every penny and calls it her "Buddy" ... Chrissie wants to thank Mary and Julie for getting the spring back in her legs.  She still wears her wraps but it is a lot easier to put them on. She has many lumps behind her knees, one was very big but now it is the size of a pea and is hoping they will all get smaller.  She also has fatty lumps all over her legs, which were hard lumps, now they are softer, so in time she is hoping they will disperse.


What is Lipoedema?

This is a disorder of adipose tissue and it involves the excess deposit and expansion of fat cells in an unusual and particular pattern - bilateral, symmetrical and usually from the waist to a distinct line just above the ankles and unlike the "normal" fat of obesity, lipoedemic fat cannot be lost through diet and exercise. Surgery is highly controversial, and in many cases, can make the condition worse.  Lipoedema usually is triggered at puberty, but can trigger or worsen during or after pregnancy, at peri-menopause, and following gynecological surgery. If Lipoedema is diagnosed early, which currently is very rare, it is possible to prevent a significant expansion of lipoedemic fat cells, and to alert patients to their heightened risk for obesity so they can take appropriate action. Estimates of the incidence of Lipoedema vary widely, and range as high as 11% of the post-puberty female population.

Read about treatment for Lipoedema

What type of massage is advised?

Manual Lympathic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. It is a specialised massage technique designed to stimulate the flow of fluid and reduce swelling and must only be performed by a qualified practitioner. DEEP OSCILLATION® can be combined with MLD techniques.

Simple Lymphatic Drainage (SLD) massage (including deep breathing exercise) is performed by the sufferer. The SLD technique is taught to sufferers by MLD & Lymphoedema Practitioners. It is vitally important that sufferers and relatives are taught the correct technique, in order to push the lymph fluid and its contents in the correct direction of flow. Self treatment can be combined with DEEP OSCILLATION® using the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS - to read more testmonials click here

Further Helpful Advice for Lipoedema sufferers can be read at  Lipoedema Simplified,
the Macmillan website, at MLDuk, BLS,  Lipoedema Ladies, Talk Lipoedema and Lipoedema UK

Controlling and managing symptoms - self care can greatly help improve quality of life:

Making changes to diet following advice from a practitioner
Keeping to a healthy weight and avoiding smoking.
Wearing properly measured compression garments
Performing remedial exercises which are designed to activate the muscles in the limbs to improve lymph drainage
Regular skin care routines to prevent infection and injury

Qualified Lymphoedema/Lipoedema Practitioners offer MLD and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) which will include:

Multilayer lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB) and compression garments to move the fluid out of the affected limb.

A very informative article about compression can be read on the Talk Lipoedema site click here.  This has been written by Elaine Cruickshank MacNicol, Lymphoedema Specialist and BLS Executive Committee Member < click to email for advice, Elaine is more than happy to offer advice to sufferers.   Products which may assist sufferers are Juxta FIT by CircAid and Juxta CURES if there is a leg ulcer present.

Lymphoedema Kinesio taping - a special stretchy tape is applied directly onto the skin. It gently lifts the top layer of skin, allowing the superficial lymph fluid to flow more easily. (Combined with bandaging/and or compression).

Skin care and exercises.

About Us
mary and julie

PhysioPod® UK Ltd (approved NHS Suppliers) are now in their 8th year of trading. Directed by sisters, Julie Soroczyn and Mary Fickling, PhysioPod® exclusively supply the UK and Ireland with internationally patented DEEP OSCILLATION®.  Non-invasive, non-traumatic, electrostatic impulses are delivered through vinyl gloves or applicator heads that also enable self-management of Lymphoedema/Lipoedema/Arthritis/Fibromylagia and other occupational conditions and sporting injuries.   Gentle impulses permeate an 8 cm depth through all tissue layers; skin, sub-coetaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels, with clinically proven effects in the connective tissue.  The deep resonant vibrations cause a systematic attraction and release of the tissues activating the body’s lymphatic system, making it the tool of choice for many MLD practitioners/NHS clinics and hospices. Defined as a ‘state-of-the-art’ therapeutic technique (no heat, no electrical stimulation and safe over implanted pins and plates) this intermittent therapy can also be found at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, in elite sporting backrooms (football, rugby, cricket), with Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists. Many Equine therapists are delighted to add this tool to their techniques too with horses very accepting of the technique.  Used Day 1 post-surgically, it significantly reduces pain, swelling, bruising, removing excess cellular matter, fluids and protein solids from the tissue, promoting mobility and sensitivity, in a much quicker time frame than has previously been possible with conventional therapies resulting in less and smoother scar tissue.

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