Project Description

Lymphoedema Management


Lymphoedema Management


Take control of your lymphoedema as a team – with assessment, treatment and monitoring you can learn how to manage it.

Early symptoms of lymphoedema may include:

  • swelling of part of your arm or leg, or your entire arm or leg, including your fingers or toes
  • clothing and jewellery may feel tighter and leave an indent on the affected limb when removed
  • a feeling of heaviness or tightness in your arm or your leg
  • aching or discomfort in your leg
  • recurring infections in your arm or leg (cellulitis)
  • hardening and thickening of the skin on your affected limb

Many of the symptoms above may arise from other causes, so it is important to have an early assessment if you suspect you may be developing lymphoedema.  This swelling can be mild and hardly noticeable to extreme swelling that can affect the use of the affected limb.  At Seed Physiotherapy, our therapist will assess and customise your treatment to accommodate your individual need.  We offer a range of services to facilitate lymphatic drainage, monitor and educate you to self-manage in the long term.  These include:

  • Advice and Education

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Simplified Lymphatic Drainage (SLD)

  • L-Dex Bioimpedance Monitoring

  • Compression Bandaging

  • Compression Garment Prescription

  • Skin care & Exercise Prescription

“You can get back to doing the activities you used to do. I had 28 nodes out and then got lymphoedema but I’m back at the gym doing my training” (shared from BCNA website)


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