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
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.