Bodyflow® Therapy was invented in the mid-1990s by Laurent Pujol, a French osteopath who had an interest in sports recovery.
With a strong interest in skiing, Pujol’s interest in sports recovery was based on the importance of the lymphatic system in flushing out toxins and byproducts. Pujol trialled various therapies and electro-stimulation techniques and came across a specific fine-tuned frequency that specifically stimulated smooth muscle (muscle found in veins, lymphatics and arteries) and produced remarkable results in increased circulation and fluid drainage, thus fast tracking the recovery process from high intensity sport.
The scope of stimulation of smooth muscle has stemmed out to other research areas such as management of Lymphoedema and the anti-thrombotic properties of Bodyflow®.
With three clinical studies to scientifically back this technology, Bodyflow® will fast become one of the world’s preferred methods of management of Lymphoedema, injury recovery and the gold standard in sports recovery.
The patented Bodyflow® devices are now manufactured in Germany with the global distribution being held by privately owned Australian company, Bodyflow International Pty Ltd.
How can Bodyflow® help me?
Bodyflow® provides symptomatic relief to conditions that have resulted from poor circulation (blood flow) and or lymphatic uptake.
Clinical trials have proven Bodyflow® effective for the treatment of:
Lymphoedema – primary and secondary recovery from high intensity exercise to flush out toxins and by-products to decrease severity of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
Other conditions that can be treated by Bodyflow® that benefit from increased lymphatic uptake and blood flow include:
- Post-operative wound healing
- Post arthroscope of any joint
- Prevention of DVT
- Chronic wound healing (e.g. ulcers, bedsores)
- Sprains and strains
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
At Corio Bay Sports Medicine Centre, we provide Bodyflow services in-consultation and also have portable hire units available to our patients.