Lymphoedema – Professor Neil Piller
Sponsored by Bodyflow International, Professor Neil Piller a Lymphologist from Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide has conducted trials of Bodyflow® Therapy on Lymphoedema patients. With over 300 works published and presented, Professor Piller is one of the world’s key researchers on the treatment, management and recognition of Lymphoedema. Neil’s research on Bodyflow Therapy was published in July 2010 in the Journal of Lymphoedema and has been important milestone in establishing the credibility of Bodyflow Therapy world wide
Client Concordance and Wound Healing Using the BodyFlow™ Electrostimulation Device: Case Series
Sponsored by Bodyflow, Three case studies were undertaken with people with leg ulcers of primarily venous aetiology who were using no compression therapy or low compression therapy to assess adherence to the BodyFlow™ Therapy and wound progress. The case series found that concordance with the electrical stimulation treatment was achieved although none to the recommended schedule and with variation observed between and within clients. The treatment was well accepted by clients. Positive healing trends were observed for two of the three case studies. A single, blinded randomised controlled trial (RCT) pilot study will commence in 2014 to further appraise the clinical effectiveness and client concordance with electrical stimulation therapy for people with venous leg ulcers.
Charne Miller (BA Hons, GradDip Stat. Research Fellow, La Trobe University Alfred Health Clinical School)
Bill McGuiness (DipT, BEd, MNS, PhD, RN. Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Vic, Australia)
Associate Professor Michael Woodward (MB, BS, MD, FRACP. Director Wound Management Clinic and Aged Care Research, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Vic, Australia).
Sports Recovery – Simon Sostaric
Simon Sostaric is an exercise physiologist and coach with extensive international experience in physical preparation and performance monitoring of world-class athletes. Much of Simon’s work during the past 12 years has been investigating and implementing a multitude of training and recovery methods.
Sostaric’s study sponsored by Bodyflow International, investigated the effects of Bodyflow® treatment on exercise induced skeletal muscle damage and soreness (DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), and subsequent contractile function and performance in humans. Sostaric explored the biochemical markers, exercise performance, and subjective pain scale responses to placebo or treatment.
Increased Blood Flow – Dr Kurosh Parsi
Bloodflow, Fibrinolysis and Anti-Procoagulant Activity After Treatment of BodyflowTM in Healthy Subjects – Dr Kurosh Parsi
Dr Kurosh Parsi of Sydney Skin and Vein is one of Australia’s leading Phlebologists. He is an active researcher and president of the Australian College of Phlebology. Parsi conducted trials sponsored by Bodyflow Interantional on the Bloodflow, Fibrinolysis and Anti-Procoagulant Activity After Treatment of BodyflowTM in Healthy Subjects.