Our physiotherapists have additional training in Lymphatic drainage massage, Lymphatic compression and exercises for Lymphoedema. We work closely with a network of cancer care specialists in the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities to deliver extraordinarily integrated care.
How does Lymphatic drainage massage help?
Massage is a gentle technique used to drain lymph out of a limb into an area of the body that normally drains unassisted.
There are several types of lymphatic drainage techniques that can be used. However this will be determined by your physiotherapist after an initial assessment of your condition has been completed. Testing and re-testing is performed to ensure these techniques are effective for your condition.
Fitting of Lymphatic compression garments
Lymphatic compression garments can be very useful in controlling the amount of swelling in your legs or arms in people with lymphoedema.
The use of prescribed compression garments will be determined by your physiotherapist following your detailed physical assessment. We can also assist with measurement and fitting of garments if they have been recommended by a medical specialist involved in your care.
Exercise for Lymphoedema
Exercise is also recommended to help improve cardiovascular health, and in some cases assist to decrease lymphatic swelling in the affected area. If you need help with exercises for lymphoedema – our physiotherapists are here to assist you.
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Meet your physiotherapist for Lymphoedema
With over 10 years of experience as a physiotherapist – Ann-Lise has an incredible attention to detail. She has additional training in Lymphatic drainage massage, prescription of lymphatic compression garments and exercises for lymphoedema management. Ann-Lise is patient and caring, taking the time to explain your condition and management options