Assessments

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. This may also include our latest technology scans such as the Sigvaris Leg Reader and Bio-impedance scan

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Initial assessment

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

  • A full medical history
  • Circumference and Bio-impedance body analysis
  • Treatment and management plan
  • Garment fitting
  • Bandaging
  • Equipment use
  • Education
  • Identify risk factors
  • Risk reduction strategies

How does lymphatic drainage help me?

Lymphatic draining can benefit you by:

  • Reducing lymphatic fluid in extremities
  • Prevention of lymphoedema post-surgery
  • Reduction of symptoms associated with lymphoedema and venous insufficiency
  • Reducing swelling post musculoskeletal injury
  • Improving mobility
  • Reducing nerve sensitivity

Bio-impedance

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.

LegReader

Our LegReader by SIGVARIS GROUP accurately measures limb circumference to determine exact measurements, thus reducing errors made from manual measurements. The pain-free and non-invasive scans are taken by four deep infrared sensors in the space of 10 seconds. LegReader analyses the data and provides all the measurements required to identify the right pair of compression stockings, including the recommended size or monitoring of patient progress.