Our assessments start with a consultation by our lymphoedema specialist, which include a full medical history to identify risk factors and tailor the appropriate treatment plan for each person.

Susan Butcher Clinical Manager making an assessment to a man and explaining the functionality of the LegReader machine at Oedema Institute by SIGVARIS GROUP

Initial assessment

Our assessments start with a consultation by our lymphoedema specialist, which include:

  • A full medical history
  • Circumference and Bio-impedance body analysis using the latest technology
  • Treatment and management plan determined
  • Education
  • Risk reduction strategies


Our Bio-impedance assessment involves a noninvasive scan of a person’s total body water and fat mass, which helps in the assessment and treatment of lymphoedema. Furthermore, the scan is complete in just under 30 seconds. Bio-impedance also helps in early detection so our therapists can proactively begin formulating a treatment plan.

Why have the Bio-impedance scan?

This scan allows us to objectively measure the fluid changes throughout your body and swollen limb. It is essential to have a baseline scan so that follow-up monitoring can detect changes and allow our therapists to adjust the treatment plan accordingly.

It is especially important in patients suffering from cancer or surgery involving the lymphatic system as this may result in the development of lymphoedema. A scan pre and post-treatment/surgery can detect early changes in fluid so that we can proactively begin treating the effected limb before symptoms even arise.

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