The Team

Who We Are

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Lois Friedlander

Owner & Principal Therapist

Lois took over Mandurah Oedema Services, which was previously named Mandurah Oedema Clinic, in March 2021. Prior to returning to Mandurah in 2020, Lois operated a successful clinic in the UK from 1996 to 2016. Her clinic became known for its innovative approach to lymphoedema therapy, rehabilitation and wellness. Between 2016 and 2020, Lois worked with patients between France and the UK setting up a wellness retreat in the Pyrenees. 

During 8 years of extensive research into moist heat therapy and hyperthermia Lois made a major contribution to the creation of Heat Enhanced Lymphatic Therapy (HELTh). 

Lois cares deeply about the well being of her clients and brings 25 years clinical experience to Mandurah Oedema Services. 

Her special interests are in the lymphatic system and lymphatic disease, Lipoedema, late onset and degenerative conditions and Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia. She also practices Energy Psychology  "EFT" Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting.

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Zoe Small

Nurse/Therapist

It's a family affair! Zoe decided to make the big leap over the water and join her mother, Lois, at Mandurah Oedema Services. 

After deciding to follow the nursing route into healthcare, Zoe studied a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Manchester in the UK which she completed in 2016. Zoe's next move was working as a Staff Nurse at the Acute Assessment Unit in the Royal London Hospital, a leading and internationally renowned hospital based in East London with a large and diverse population outreach. Between 2016 to 2020, during which time Zoe had progressed to Sister/Charge Nurse,  she nursed people at many different stages of illness and disease. This was an eye-opening experience to the importance of wellness over illness and nurtured a desire to achieve better patient outcomes through more preventative holistic approaches. 

Zoe began her Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage course in early 2021 and developed a keen interest in early onset of Lipoedema and Lipoedema treatments as well as the preventative measures of lymphoedema. 

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Lois' qualifications include: 

  • Remedial Massage, NIM 1995

  • Advanced Diploma Remedial, NIM 1996

  • Dip Hons Manipulative Therapy, Northern College of Physical Therapists 1999

  • MLD Level 1 and 2, NIM 1997

  • Foundation in Acupuncture Level 1 and 2, School of Biomechanics Sports and Remedial Therapies

  • CDT Bandaging, Compton Hospice Wolverhampton 2006

  • EFT, AAMET 2014

  • EFT Advanced and Matrix, EFTMRA 2014

Zoe's qualifications include:​

  • (BNurs) Adult Nursing, University of Manchester 2016

  • Care of the deteriorating patient, University of South Bank 2018

  • Dr Vodder Lymphoedema & CDT Therapist Level 1, 2021