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We offer Occupational Therapists with advanced knowledge and skills in oedema and lymphedema management.
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.
Oedema is commonly referred to fluid retention, and occurs when the fluid isn’t removed from the tissues.
Fluid retention (oedema) can happen when swelling occurs throughout the body (generalised oedema) or when particular parts of the body are affected by swelling (localised oedema).
There are a wide range of factors which can cause fluid retention including hormones, how our body reacts to hot weather, dietary deficiency or is triggered by some medication. However, fluid retention may be also a symptom of serious underlying conditions such as heart, kidney or liver disease.
Our highly skilled Occupational Therapists are Australasian Lymphology Association Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners and deliver a range of treatments including:
Nutrition and dietetic support
Our highly skilled Accredited Practicing Dietitians are experienced supporting patients with a variety of health conditions related to oedema and lymphoedema. Services include:
For further details please contact Mater Health and Wellness or request a booking.
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