Lymphatic Drainage Clinic
Lymphoedema is a condition which arises after the lymphatic system has been damaged. Damage can come from many causes: surgery, insect bite, cancer along with many others. Fluid is trapped in the tissues of the body and makes the affected area swell. The limbs can ache or feel heavy by the end of the day.
Aching legs at the end of the day?
Swelling of lower legs and feet?
Watch or rings feeling tight?
These could all be signs of Lymphoedema.
Initial Assessment & MLD Treatments
Assessments with Tracey Nunn will include a detailed consultation, taking into account your full medical history. A physical examination of the swollen area will follow, including measurements for a volume calculation.
Advice will be given on various aspects of treatment and self-management of the condition.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specific and targeted massage technique which focuses on the lymphatic system, encouraging excess fluid to be moved to a less congested area.
Detailed measurement of the affected limb. Advice on hosiery style and type to allow effective management. Tracey can write to your GP to request a prescription for hosiery.
If required, the swollen limb is bandaged using a specialised technique which will reduce the oedema. This will be discussed in more detail if required.
ABPI / Doppler Test
A test of the arterial system using a blood pressure cuff and an ultrasound probe to ensure safe effective compression can be applied.
- Assessment and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) 60
- Subsequent MLD 1 hour appointments 45
- Subsequent MLD 30 minute appointments 30
- Hosiery Measurement or Fitting 10 (starting from)
- Compression Bandaging and APBI / Doppler Test POA