Pre operative assessment consisting of baseline circumference and bioimpedance measures, lymphoedema education and provision of post operative exercises
Early post operative monitoring and assistance with return to function
Supervised exercise programs to assist with rehabilitation
This is tailored to the needs of the individual. Treatment will always include education on care of the affected area, skin care and exercise. Other treatment options will be influenced by assessment findings and the goals of the client. These may include manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, intermittent pneumatic compression, kinesiotape and low level laser.
The Victorian Lymphoedema Practice team has extensive experience in managing lymphoedema during palliative care. They will work with the individual to provide the best possible management to meet the needs of the client during this time.