FAQ

About

Michele Goldsworthy

A practicing registered nurse working extensively within the community since 2008, current registration with APHRA. Have also a clinical background in the fields of orthopaedic, cardiac, wound clinics, pain management with an emphasis on pre-operative and postoperative pain, and lymphoedema cares.

Michele is also a mobile treating lympheodema practitioner, working within Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions. Michele treats all stages of lympheodema, lipoedema and lipo-lympheodema.

Michele is also committed to providing integrative holistic service, by providing individualized care, with customized treatment plans. Assessments are completed to be able to provide the best treatment for your symptoms, movement, strength and functional capacity. With friendly and attentive approach to client needs, ensures that each individual is treated with dignity and respect as they move through the therapeutic process.

Michele will also liaise with your GP and other health professionals, to maximise claiming with lymphatic treatments, as they are recognised under remedial massage with private health funds.

We are with you one step at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is the difference between Lymphoedema and Lipoedema?

 Lymphoedema – Swelling caused by excess fluid from damaged lympathics. This then results in swelling of limbs including hands/ feet.

Lipoedema – Fat deposits/swelling in legs and/or arms NOT hands/ feet.

What is a Doppler and how does it help me?

A Doppler is a ultrasound looks at blood flow and pressure by bouncing high-frequency sound waves off red blood cells. Ultrasound can help find obstructions and measures flow of Arterial blood to limbs.

A Doppler also gives critical information for managing lymphoedema and Lipoedema. If venous blood flow is insufficiency, a treatment and care plan is formulated according to results. It is important the correct treatment is based on the results of this assessment.

Can I still exercise with Lymphoedema?

Light exercises is recommended to encourage lymph fluid drainage. Exercises shouldn’t be strenuous or tire you but should focus on gentle contraction of the muscles in your arm or leg.

How do I make a appointment?

Complete the online referral. This can be completed by yourself or assistance by your GP. You will receive a confirmation email once submitted.  Follow up phone call will follow within 48 hours.

What are the costs of service and who is eligible for these services?

Our prices are competitive for fee for services. We also provide services to NDIS, pensioners and majority of Private Health Provides. Please check your providers regarding this service.

What’s involved in the first appointment?

This appointment can take up to 2 hours. Admission and assessments with skin integrity and measurements are required. Discussions on best options of treatments to achieve the best results.

How many treatments would I need for the best result?

After assessments are completed, a care plan is formulated and discussion on best procedures. Depending on results, it could take up to 2 – 6 weeks (depending on the severity of oedema causing fibrous). Then ongoing monitoring required.

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