MLD AND LYMPHOEDEMA

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that can be successfully improved and managed with a combination of:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Compression Therapy

  • Skin Care

  • Exercise

If you are experiencing sensations of tightness, fullness, discomfort or tingling in your limbs or if your shoes or rings are feeling tighter, then these may be early signs of lymphoedema.

Treatment is individualised for each client and not all the components may be necessary in all cases.

A regular maintenance plan will be discussed with your therapist.

EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT ARE CRITICAL TO PREVENT MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS


INITIAL CONSULTATION CONSISTS OF:

  • Patient medical history

  • Circumferential measurement

  • If necessary compression garment prescription

  • Education

  • Skin Care

  • Self Massage (simple routine)

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder Method)

  • Address Shoulder Range of Movement (ROM) if necessary

  • Address scar tissue and axillary web syndrome

  • Low level laser therapy (if necessary)