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Treating Oedema

In all cases oedema is debilitating and is often not well catered for medically, leaving sufferers feeling frustrated and depressed. Here at Mandurah Oedema Clinic we look to change that by providing tailored treatments to reduce your oedema and improve your quality of life. We use Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) which includes skin management, manual lymph drainage (MLD), taping & compression techniques, exercise routines and client education and support. The majority of the lymphatic system is just under the surface of the skin so MLD is a very gentle and relaxing movement technique that is applied to the skin. Oedema conditions can often be significantly reduced using CDT methods with relatively short intensive treatment programs. Client education and self-home treatments can then keep the condition manageable, giving you a sense of control and improved quality of life. In a healthy body the lymphatic system is usually able to deal with temporary bruising, swelling from injury, post- operative swelling, pregnancy and other short term conditions. What isn’t commonly known is that MLD can dramatically reduce the recovery time for these more temporary conditions and prevent any longer term issues. It is also important to note however, that even in a healthy body the lymphatic system can only occasionally naturally overcome oedema caused by more serious conditions such as lymph node removal, surgery, or congenital causes. Under these conditions, the body will employ a number of techniques to try to deal with reduced lymphatic function, however by the time oedema occurs that part of the lymphatic system is already compromised and in need of assistance. Where there is any risk of oedema occurring, preventative MLD is highly recommended to support the lymphatic system to prevent long term oedema. Where lymph node removal has been necessary, MLD, taping and bandaging can redirect lymph to other nodes within the body. The sooner this treatment is undertaken the better chance the body has to establish transverse pathways and reduce the risk of long term oedema. For further information visit: Understanding Oedema
MLD can dramatically reduce the recovery time for these more temporary conditions and prevent any longer term issues.
Oedema is a life long condition that requires knowledge and experience to treat.
© Mandurah Oedema Clinic 2019

Treating Oedema

In all cases oedema is debilitating and is often not well catered for medically, leaving sufferers feeling frustrated and depressed. Here at Mandurah Oedema Clinic we look to change that by providing tailored treatments to reduce your oedema and improve your quality of life. We use Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) which includes skin management, manual lymph drainage (MLD), taping & compression techniques, exercise routines and client education and support. The majority of the lymphatic system is just under the surface of the skin so MLD is a very gentle and relaxing movement technique that is applied to the skin. Oedema conditions can often be significantly reduced using CDT methods with relatively short intensive treatment programs. Client education and self-home treatments can then keep the condition manageable, giving you a sense of control and improved quality of life. In a healthy body the lymphatic system is usually able to deal with temporary bruising, swelling from injury, post-operative swelling, pregnancy and other short term conditions. What isn’t commonly known is that MLD can dramatically reduce the recovery time for these more temporary conditions and prevent any longer term issues. It is also important to note however, that even in a healthy body the lymphatic system can only occasionally naturally overcome oedema caused by more serious conditions such as lymph node removal, surgery, or congenital causes. Under these conditions, the body will employ a number of techniques to try to deal with reduced lymphatic function, however by the time oedema occurs that part of the lymphatic system is already compromised and in need of assistance. Where there is any risk of oedema occurring, preventative MLD is highly recommended to support the lymphatic system to prevent long term oedema. Where lymph node removal has been necessary, MLD, taping and bandaging can redirect lymph to other nodes within the body. The sooner this treatment is undertaken the better chance the body has to establish transverse pathways and reduce the risk of long term oedema. For further information visit: Understanding Oedema
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