Midland Lymphoedema Treatment and Prevention

Lymphoedema Treatment

At HBF Physio Midland, our accredited Lymphedema Therapists offer personalised Combined Decongestive Therapy and L-Dex® measurements.

Book an appointment with our experienced team today.

No gap initial consult*

Eligible HBF members get a no gap initial general consult* with one of our physiotherapists.

*For eligible HBF members with physiotherapy extras at HBF Physio. Offer covers an initial general consultation. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Limit of one per person per calendar year. Waiting periods and other exclusions apply. View the full Terms & Conditions here.

What is Lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a primary post-treatment complication for many suffering the effects of cancer and occurs when there is a build-up of lymphatic fluid that causes painful and sometimes debilitating tightness and swelling in an affected limb.

Stages of Lymphoedema

Stages of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema Services

Our certified lymphoedema therapists offer Combined Decongestive Therapy, which includes:

  1. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  2. Elevating the affected area
  3. Using compression garments or bandaging
  4. Performing specific exercises
  5. Maintaining skin health with antibacterial washes and pH-balanced moisturisers
  6. Techniques like Kinesio Taping and laser therapy might be beneficial in enhancing the efficiency of the lymphatic system

L-Dex® Measurements

HBF Physio Midland offers a program that can help prevent or reduce the development of secondary lymphoedema in cancer survivors.

A Simple 30 Second Test

Our program uses bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to measure your L-Dex ® score, which is the level of fluid build-up in an at-risk limb compared to the level in a healthy limb.

The L-Dex ® score helps detect lymphoedema before you feel any signs or symptoms. The scan is delivered via a scale-like device called a SOZO. Clients step on the SOZO and then hold still for the BIS scan, which is non-invasive and lasts for about 30 seconds.

At-risk clients participating in our lymphoedema prevention program receive a baseline score before receiving cancer surgery and treatment and are then measured regularly after treatment begins to help detect and prevent lymphoedema.

An L-Dex® reading can also be used to measure the outcomes of treatment for existing lymphoedema symptoms in upper limbs and lower limbs.

Learn More

Give our HBF Physio Midland clinic a call on (08) 9250 7772 to book your SOZO L-Dex® measurements or to learn more about lymphoedema treatment.