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Oedema Resources

There is a wealth of information about oedema and massage therapies on-line, we have collected together some links for you to investigate.
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The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) is committed to promoting the development of lymphology in Australasia. The Association will strive to improve the management of those with, or at risk of developing Oedema and enhance communication between health professionals, educators, relevant authorities and government in regard to oedemas and Oedema.
Association of Massage Therapists is a national, not-for-profit association representing qualified Massage Therapists and Massage Therapy Students. Established in 1966, AMT is the oldest association in Australia to represent massage therapy in its own right and the premier representative body for professional therapists.
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Lympho.org A dedicated platform for the Oedema community, the site conatians many useful documents, frameworks and partnership information for those dealing with Oedema.

Useful Resource Sites:

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Better Health Victoria - Massage, an overview of the benefits of massage for various conditions provided by the Victorian State Government. Includes advice on treatment for some disorders using massage and an overview of the different types of massage available.
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Fitness and Massage Therapy: Weblinks A range of links to websites dealing with massage,, Reflexology and other disciplines provided by WA TAFE..

Organisations & Associations:

Books & Publications:

Living With Lymphoedema - A Handbook for Patients by Michael Mason ‘This excellent handbook, now in its third edition, has been written for lymphoedema patients and those who are at risk of developing lymphoedema. It provides some basic facts about the lymphatic system and the causes, effects and treatment of lymphoedema. It also contains a list of precautions and hints to be observed in the patients daily lives which, if implemented, will greatly assist them in living with lymphoedema. (Available to borrow from our library)
Exercises for Lymphoedema of the Arm: A handbook for patients and Exercises for Lymphoedema of the Leg: A handbook for patients by Michael Mason One of the four components of Complex Physical Therapy treatment for lymphoedema is a suitable exercise programme. These handbooks provide patients with a number of clearly illustrated graduated exercises which cater for all ages and all levels of physical fitness and include some self-massage techniques. They also provide information about the condition of lymphoedema and advice to help patients in their daily lives as well as being of assistance to therapists in organising exercise programmes for their patients. (Available to borrow from our library)
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Dr Vodder School International - Background information on the Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), details of training and publications.
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Cancer Australia - Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care
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International Compression Club - The Consensus/Publications page contains a large number of very useful articles on compression for Oedema. The Educational Tools page contains videos of various compression products.
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Lymphoedema Action Alliance - The Lymphoedema Action Alliance is focussed on reducing the unnecessary burden for people living with lymphoedema. Twenty organisations have joined together to be a more effective voice for improvements in treatment for lymphoedema. The Alliance is working to ensure timely access to affordable lymphoedema services and compression garments regardless of where people live, their financial status and their health situation
Please Note: The organisation & resource links on this page are provided purely for the benefit of visitors seeking more information about Oedema, provision of a link does not indicate an association with or recommendation of, an organisation.
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Breast Screen WA - The BreastScreen WA program provides free screening mammograms to asymptomatic women and specifically targets women aged 50 to 74 years, as the scientific evidence of benefit from screening mammography is greatest for women in this age group. However, all women 40 years or over are eligible to attend.
A Free Patient Information Guide to L-Dex What is L-Dex® ? The Lymphedema Index (L-Dex) is a measurement system that is used to aid in the assessment of unilateral lymphedema of the limb (swelling occurring in only one limb). This free guide from ImpediMed explains how a measurement is used.
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Brightwater Care Group - Brightwater is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people of all ages to live a better quality of life. The organisation’s services are extensive, from short and long-term residential accommodation and rehabilitation services, to assistance through at home services and include specialised care in supporting people living with Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury and Huntington’s Disease.
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KinCare - KinCare has a 25 year track record of supporting older Australians and people with a disability to live independently. Committed to improving quality of life, health and wellbeing, with KinCare, you and your family member will always be well taken care of. Vision – To be Australia’s first choice for life improving in-home, personalised, health and wellbeing solutions. Mission – We enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and their communities.
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Home Care Package Providers:

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Pregnancy Massage Australia - Pregnancy Massage Australia aims to educate massage therapists to create a supportive environment of touch through massage to connect both the mother and the baby, supporting them through the many physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy.
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A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice Editors: Lee, Byung Boong, Rockson, Stanley G., Bergan, John (Eds.) The authors have been selected for their acknowledged international stature in the fields of lymphatic biology, medicine and surgery The grading of the recommendations depending on the evidence base provides users with a thorough grounding in the diagnostic tests and treatment Recognises the synergies in human lymphatic and venous function in approaching lymphedema and other disorders of the lymphatic system
Mandurah Breast Cancer Care WA Metastatic Support Group Lucinda Ph: (08) 9324 3703 Dot’s Place is our Peel Cancer Support Centre in Greenfields. The centre aims to help people affected by cancer through every stage of the cancer journey, and offers a range of support services, information, and resources to people affected by cancer in the Peel region. Mandurah Leukaemia Foundation Peel Region Blood Cancer Support Group Lara 1800 620 420 or (08) 6241 1000 Mandurah Melanoma WA Cancer Support Group Clare or Clinton: (08) 9322 1908 Mandurah Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Support Group Steve Ph: 0433 345 081
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Massage & Myotherapy Australia Massage & Myotherapy Australia is a not- for-profit organisation formed in 2003. As the leading representative body for massage, remedial massage and myotherapists nationwide, we currently service over 8,600 + professionally qualified therapists
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Chorus - Chorus was formed in 2017 by the merge of three established WA care providers, Care Options, Community First International and Volunteer Task Force. What we believe as an organisation defines the way we work, every day. Responsive - We roll up our sleeves and get on with the job, with resolution, with humility and a smile. Always listening, always learning, always improving. Practical - Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. The practical stuff, doing whatever it takes to solve the problem. Empowering - We believe that our people and the people we provide support to are equal and are the key to unlocking endless possibilities and boundless opportunities. Respectful - Always. With each other and with the communities we work in.
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Oedema Research:

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Mandurah Oedema Research (MOR) - Our clinic is in an ideal position to gain experience of a wide range of oedema conditions & the effects of various clinical treatments. To further research into this often debilitating condition, we gather evidence based research and provide anonymised results to a select team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, MLD practitioners & other medical health professionals for active discussion. Our research site (MOR) is a closed discussion community, if you would like to take part, you can apply for access by contacting us.
Mandurah Angels - Very active local breast cancer support group raising funds and awareness of breast cancer in Mandurah.
Mandurah Oedema Presentation - As part of our Inform & Discuss Oedema series of local lectures, you can download the slides from our current presentation ‘The Lymphatic System of the Human Body’ (PDF 2.6Mb). If you would like us to present this talk at one of your meeting, clinics, retirement village etc, please contacting us.
Lymphoedema - What You Need to Know (Cancer Australia Publication) This information has been developed to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it
© Mandurah Oedema Clinic 2019

Oedema Resources

There is a wealth of information about oedema and massage therapies on-line, we have collected together some links for you to investigate.
The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) is committed to promoting the development of lymphology in Australasia. The Association will strive to improve the management of those with, or at risk of developing Oedema and enhance communication between health professionals, educators, relevant authorities and government in regard to oedemas and Oedema.
Association of Massage Therapists is a national, not-for-profit association representing qualified Massage Therapists and Massage Therapy Students. Established in 1966, AMT is the oldest association in Australia to represent massage therapy in its own right and the premier representative body for professional therapists.
Lympho.org A dedicated platform for the Oedema community, the site conatians many useful documents, frameworks and partnership information for those dealing with Oedema.

Useful Resource Sites:

Better Health Victoria - Massage, an overview of the benefits of massage for various conditions provided by the Victorian State Government. Includes advice on treatment for some disorders using massage and an overview of the different types of massage available.
Fitness and Massage Therapy: Weblinks A range of links to websites dealing with massage,, Reflexology and other disciplines provided by WA TAFE..

Organisations & Associations:

Books & Publications:

Living With Lymphoedema - A Handbook for Patients by Michael Mason ‘This excellent handbook, now in its third edition, has been written for lymphoedema patients and those who are at risk of developing lymphoedema. It provides some basic facts about the lymphatic system and the causes, effects and treatment of lymphoedema. It also contains a list of precautions and hints to be observed in the patients daily lives which, if implemented, will greatly assist them in living with lymphoedema. (Available to borrow from our library)
Exercises for Lymphoedema of the Arm: A handbook for patients and Exercises for Lymphoedema of the Leg: A handbook for patients by Michael Mason One of the four components of Complex Physical Therapy treatment for lymphoedema is a suitable exercise programme. These handbooks provide patients with a number of clearly illustrated graduated exercises which cater for all ages and all levels of physical fitness and include some self-massage techniques. They also provide information about the condition of lymphoedema and advice to help patients in their daily lives as well as being of assistance to therapists in organising exercise programmes for their patients. (Available to borrow from our library)
Dr Vodder School International - Background information on the Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), details of training and publications.
Cancer Australia - Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care
International Compression Club - The Consensus/Publications page contains a large number of very useful articles on compression for Oedema. The Educational Tools page contains videos of various compression products.
Lymphoedema Action Alliance - The Lymphoedema Action Alliance is focussed on reducing the unnecessary burden for people living with lymphoedema. Twenty organisations have joined together to be a more effective voice for improvements in treatment for lymphoedema. The Alliance is working to ensure timely access to affordable lymphoedema services and compression garments regardless of where people live, their financial status and their health situation
Please Note: The organisation & resource links on this page are provided purely for the benefit of visitors seeking more information about Oedema, provision of a link does not indicate an association with or recommendation of, an organisation.
Breast Screen WA - The BreastScreen WA program provides free screening mammograms to asymptomatic women and specifically targets women aged 50 to 74 years, as the scientific evidence of benefit from screening mammography is greatest for women in this age group. However, all women 40 years or over are eligible to attend.
A Free Patient Information Guide to L-Dex What is L-Dex® ? The Lymphedema Index (L-Dex) is a measurement system that is used to aid in the assessment of unilateral lymphedema of the limb (swelling occurring in only one limb). This free guide from ImpediMed explains how a measurement is used.
Brightwater Care Group - Brightwater is a not-for- profit organisation that supports people of all ages to live a better quality of life. The organisation’s services are extensive, from short and long-term residential accommodation and rehabilitation services, to assistance through at home services and include specialised care in supporting people living with Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury and Huntington’s Disease.
KinCare - KinCare has a 25 year track record of supporting older Australians and people with a disability to live independently. Committed to improving quality of life, health and wellbeing, with KinCare, you and your family member will always be well taken care of. Vision – To be Australia’s first choice for life improving in-home, personalised, health and wellbeing solutions. Mission – We enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and their communities.

Home Care Package

Providers:

Pregnancy Massage Australia - Pregnancy Massage Australia aims to educate massage therapists to create a supportive environment of touch through massage to connect both the mother and the baby, supporting them through the many physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy.
A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice Editors: Lee, Byung Boong, Rockson, Stanley G., Bergan, John (Eds.) The authors have been selected for their acknowledged international stature in the fields of lymphatic biology, medicine and surgery The grading of the recommendations depending on the evidence base provides users with a thorough grounding in the diagnostic tests and treatment Recognises the synergies in human lymphatic and venous function in approaching lymphedema and other disorders of the lymphatic system
Mandurah Breast Cancer Care WA Metastatic Support Group Lucinda Ph: (08) 9324 3703 Dot’s Place is our Peel Cancer Support Centre in Greenfields. The centre aims to help people affected by cancer through every stage of the cancer journey, and offers a range of support services, information, and resources to people affected by cancer in the Peel region. Mandurah Leukaemia Foundation Peel Region Blood Cancer Support Group Lara 1800 620 420 or (08) 6241 1000 Mandurah Melanoma WA Cancer Support Group Clare or Clinton: (08) 9322 1908 Mandurah Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Support Group Steve Ph: 0433 345 081
Massage & Myotherapy Australia Massage & Myotherapy Australia is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2003. As the leading representative body for massage, remedial massage and myotherapists nationwide, we currently service over 8,600 + professionally qualified therapists
Chorus - Chorus was formed in 2017 by the merge of three established WA care providers, Care Options, Community First International and Volunteer Task Force. What we believe as an organisation defines the way we work, every day. Responsive - We roll up our sleeves and get on with the job, with resolution, with humility and a smile. Always listening, always learning, always improving. Practical - Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. The practical stuff, doing whatever it takes to solve the problem. Empowering - We believe that our people and the people we provide support to are equal and are the key to unlocking endless possibilities and boundless opportunities. Respectful - Always. With each other and with the communities we work in.

Oedema Research:

Mandurah Oedema Research (MOR) - Our clinic is in an ideal position to gain experience of a wide range of oedema conditions & the effects of various clinical treatments. To further research into this often debilitating condition, we gather evidence based research and provide anonymised results to a select team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, MLD practitioners & other medical health professionals for active discussion. Our research site (MOR) is a closed discussion community, if you would like to take part, you can apply for access by contacting us.
Mandurah Angels - Very active local breast cancer support group raising funds and awareness of breast cancer in Mandurah.
Mandurah Oedema Presentation - As part of our Inform & Discuss Oedema series of local lectures, you can download the slides from our current presentation ‘The Lymphatic System of the Human Body’ (PDF 2.6Mb). If you would like us to present this talk at one of your meeting, clinics, retirement village etc, please contacting us.
Lymphoedema - What You Need to Know (Cancer Australia Publication) This information has been developed to help you understand the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema following treatment for cancer and what you can do to help manage the condition if you develop it
Mandurah Oedema Clinic
Mandurah Oedema Clinic