Research and Studies

The PhysioTouch treatment method is based on principles of medical science. The operating principle and actual mechanics of the treatment are identical between PhysioTouch and LymphaTouch devices. HLD has currently several research projects underway with various partners.

Conference and Journal Publications

Vuorinen V-P, Airaksinen O. Management of post-mastectomy lymphoedema by novel vacuum suction device - a case report. Program & Abstract book. pp. 118. 22ISL. 22nd International Congress of Lymphology, 21-25 September 2009 Sydney, Australia
 
Iivarinen JT, Korhonen RK, Julkunen P, Jurvelin JS. Experimental and computational analysis of soft tissue stiffness in forearm using a manual indentation device. Medical Engineering & Physics, 2011; Vol 33., Issue 10, pp. 1245-1253 
 
Iivarinen JT, Korhonen RK, Jurvelin JS. Experimental and computational analysis of soft tissue mechanical response under negative pressure in forearm. Skin Research & Techology, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2012.00652.x, 2013; Vol 19. Issue 1, pp.
e356-e365 
 

Research Reports

Airaksinen O, Vuorinen V-P, Raittila S. Influence of LymphaTouch-treatment method for pain and edema in context of active physiotherapy, Internal Research Report, 2011 
 
Nummela A, Mikkola J. Effect of PhysioTouch treatment on perception of DOMS and recovery after heavy resistance exercise, KIHU Research Report, 2013; pp 15 
 
Vuorinen V-P, Iivarinen J., Jurvelin J, Airaksinen O. Lymphatic therapy using negative pressure, A clinical study with the LymphaTouch device, Research Report #5320003/221, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, August 2013
 
Hietanen S, Puustinen T, Jouhki I, Palomäki K., Taskinen T. LymphaTouch and PhysioTouch treatment as a part of Active Physioterapy: Effect on Pain and Swelling, Internal Research Report, 2014
 

Degree Thesis Studies

Röntynen J, Tuomainen M. The effectiveness of LymphaTouch-treatment in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. B.Sc. Thesis for Degree Programme of PhysioTherapy, Social Service, Health and Sports, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, 2011 
 
Moilanen T, Päivänen J. Is LymphaTouch-treatment effective for shin-splint? A quantitative study on patients’ experience. B.Sc. Thesis for Degree Programme of PhysioTherapy, Social Service, Health and Sports, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, 2012 
 
Hyvönen H, Salonen E. Perceived recovery of American football players after LymphaTouch® treatment. B.Sc. Thesis for Degree Programme in Podiatry, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, 2013
 
Sanelma H. Effect of lympha system activation in athletes recovery. B.Sc. Thesis for Degree Programme in PhysioTherapy, School of Healhcare, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences, 2013