Lymphoedema is the build up of a protein rich fluid in an area of the body, often the arms and legs. It is due to the lymphatic system not working properly. This can be because of surgery or trauma to the area or some people are born with less lymphatic vessels.
Lymphoedema can often feel as though an arm or leg is heavy, tired, tight and may have swelling that you can see.
There are many treatments which can be done for people who suffer from lymphoedema and the earlier treatment is started the better the outcome.
There are many techniques we are able to implement including manual lymphatic drainage, exercises, taping, prescription of compression garments and client education.
Ella is a new member of our team at Active Physio Health, and she has completed post graduate studies to be certified as a Lymphoedema Therapist.
Ella undertakes assessments, treatments along with pre or post operation education for people at risk of lymphoedema or who may experience the above symptoms.