Treatment method

The PhysioTouch Treatment Method

PhysioTouch treatment method was developed in Finland as a therapeutic medical procedure based on negative pressure. The treatment method has been in the market since 2009 and the treatment device was originally introduced as LymphaTouch. Mechanical vibration was introduced as part of the treatment method in 2013 with the PhysioTouch device introduction. Beginning of 2014, the two brands were unified under one brand name — PhysioTouch. Since then the treatment method, device, and its accessories are sold and marketed solely under the PhysioTouch brand name. PhysioTouch includes all the same functionality as LymphaTouch and some additional features. LymphaTouch accessories are compatible with PhysioTouch devices.

PhysioTouch offers a wealth of potential treatment applications and enhancements, representing a new frontier in the many sub-specialties of physiotherapy and a way to address new challenges. The treatment method offers lymphatic system activation, stretching different layers of tissue to enable fascia treatments, muscle care to promote relaxation, and pain reduction[1,2]. Through lymphatic system activation, It stimulates metabolism by speeding up the elimination of harmful particles from the body. The results of PhysioTouch therapy can be assessed immediately after treatment by analyzing patient’s VAS pain ratings and measuring changes in circumference and range of motion for the treated limb[3].

The patient should drink plenty of water after a PhysioTouch treatment session. Any illnesses or medications should be discussed with the treatment provider. PhysioTouch or LymphaTouch therapy is administered by a healthcare professional who has been trained in the use of the equipment.

 

[1] Vuorinen V-P, Airaksinen Olavi, (2009) A new vacuum suction device for management of lymphedema, Program & Abstract book pp. 118.,22nd International Congress of Lymphology, 21-25 September 2009, Sydney, Australia
[2] J. T. Iivarinen, R. K. Korhonen, and J. S. Jurvelin (2013) 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, Vol 19. Issue 1, pp. e356-e365
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