Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Lymphoedema and Lipoedema?
Lymphoedema – Swelling caused by excess fluid from damaged lymphatic nodes and vessels. 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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