Our Occupational Therapists have advanced knowledge and skills in lymphoedema assessment and management.

What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema presents as a swelling of a limb or other body parts when the lymphatic system is not functioning normally. It may arise from congenital malformation of the lymphatics (primary) or damage to the lymphatic vessels and/or lymph nodes (secondary). It is a chronic condition that is not curable at present but may be managed with many symptoms alleviated with appropriate care. The earlier treatment is commenced, the more successful the outcome.

Treatment for lymphoedema

Our highly skilled Occupational Therapists are Australasian Lymphology Association Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners who are able to deliver a wide range of assessments and treatments including:

  • Early detection and ongoing assessment of lymphoedema using SOZO & LymphScanner
  • Prescription and fitting of compression garments and wraps (both off the shelf and custom made)
  • Compression bandaging (including traditional multilayer short stretch bandaging & Coban2)
  • Manual lymphatic drainage and prescription of self-lymphatic drainage
  • Compression pump therapy
  • Low level laser therapy
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Negative pressure treatment with the LymphaTouch


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