The Story of Lincoln - A Three Year Old Boy With Primary Lymphoedema Being Treated At Home In Support of the BLS Lymphoedema Awareness Week, PhysioPod® UK Ltd share the story of three year old Lincoln to raise awareness of both Primary Lymphoedema and DEEP OSCILLATION®
BigNews.Biz - Mar 08,2017 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK, March 06, 2017 -- In Support of the BLS Lymphoedema Awareness Week, PhysioPod® UK Ltd share the story of three year old Lincoln to raise awareness of both Primary Lymphoedema and DEEP OSCILLATION®, a gentle, pleasant, non-invasive and effective treatment option, which is used in several NHS Lymphoedema Clinics and by private MLD DLT Practitioners. It is also used more and more, by Lymphoedema sufferers at home and abroad, tackling tissue changes which air travel may have caused.
DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy now forms a firm part of daily routine for 3 year old Lincoln and his family; improving and maintaining the symptoms of his Primary Lymphoedema and improving his mood, with less irritability; enabling him to take part in longer family walks and now wearing 'shop-bought trainers' for the first time ever. A successful trial of the therapy has happily resulted in an investment in the personal unit. Inevitably, when Lincoln's successful results have been shared by his parents on social media to the parents of other children with Lymphoedema, several questions have been raised, including the availability of the therapy in the NHS.
During a routine 20 week scan Lincoln's parents were informed that their unborn child had a rare condition known as Lymphoedema and were told that medical staff could not determine as to how debilitating this would be and whether he/she would be born with any other disabilities. This was heart rendering for them and their elder daughter Scarlett, nevertheless, they remained optimistic and continued with the pregnancy and on 2nd February 2014, Lincoln was born. Lincoln showed signs of Lymphoedema on both lower limbs but most significantly his feet. Since Lincoln’s birth, they have persistently attended the hospital to be referred to multiple and varying healthcare professionals. It was several months before they knew as to what extent Lincoln’s Lymphoedema would affect him in life and how much it would change their lives as parents. They were told that due to the extent of the swelling on his feet, he may never walk or get to wear a pair of shoes, news again which was soul destroying. In Sept 2016, Lincoln and his family attended the Children’s Lymphaletics Event organised by Denise Hardy and the Children's Lymphoedema Special Interest Group (CLSIG) in Sheffield. It was at the event, they met PhysioPod and learned for the first time about DEEP OSCILLATION®, an effective, non-invasive electrostatic massage tool used in clinic therapist to patient, for parent-to-child treatment and for self-management at home and abroad. In December 2016, the family began a trial of the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal Sport for Lincoln with impressive results and to their delight, Lincoln happily became involved in self-management. They have now decided to invest in a personal unit, such is the difference it has made to Lincoln's condition and his quality of life. The following is feedback from Lincoln's Mum and Dad, Keylie Thomas & Chris King: