LymphaTouch® in Medical Research

The LymphaTouch® device has been included in several medical research projects, mostly around lymphedema treatment. HLD has currently several research projects underway with various partners. The list of key publications is shown below.

Conference and Journal Publications

Wigg J., Lee N. The Evaluation of Negative Pressure Using Lymphofluoroscopy.
12th National Lymphedema Network Conference, August 31 – September 4 2016, Dallas, USA

Mangion A. Negative pressure assisted lymphatic drainage: Improving conservative treatment options.
Program & Abstract book. pp. 49. 2016 Asia Pacific Lymphology Conference, 26-28 May 2016 Darwin, Australia

Mangion A. Treatment of radiation induced fibrosis and breast oedema for arm lymphoedema risk reduction.
Poster presentation at 2016 Asia Pacific Lymphology Conference, 26-28 May 2016 Darwin, Australia

Mangion A. Observation of blood inflammatory markers in chronic lymphoedema.
Poster presentation at 2016 Asia Pacific Lymphology Conference, 26-28 May 2016 Darwin, Australia

Iivarinen JT, Korhonen RK, and Jurvelin JS (2015): Modeling of interstitial fluid movement in soft tissue under negative pressure – relevance to treatment of tissue swelling, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering,
DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2015.1101073

Osborne J. Can early intervention with PhysioTouch®’s mechanical leverage in the functioning of initial lymphatic vessels help promote long term physiological homeostasis as well as fluid volume reduction in a locally impacted lymphatic territory.
25th World Congress on Lymphology, September 7-11, 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Whitaker JC. The benefit of one session on a negative pressure device when used in a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) sequence in primary lymphoedema.
25th World Congress on Lymphology, September 7-11, 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Whitaker JC. A clinical audit to demonstrate the use of a negative pressure device in an MLD sequence to improve both clinical and patient perception treatment outcomes.
25th World Congress on Lymphology, September 7-11, 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Iivarinen JT, Korhonen RK, and Jurvelin JS. Experimental and numerical analysis of soft tissue stiffness measurement using manual indentation device – significance of indentation geometry and soft tissue thickness. Skin Research & Technology
John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1111/srt.12125. , 2014 (Epub 2013 Nov 23); Vol 20. Issue 3, pp. 347-354

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

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

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, September 21-25, 2009, Sydney, Australia

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. 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