Massage, drainage and compression treatment for Lymphoedema

Our physiotherapists have additional training in Lymphatic drainage massage, Lymphatic compression and exercises for Lymphoedema. We work closely with a network of cancer care specialists in the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities to deliver extraordinarily integrated care.

How does Lymphatic drainage massage help?

Massage is a gentle technique used to drain lymph out of a limb into an area of the body that normally drains unassisted.

There are several types of lymphatic drainage techniques that can be used. However this will be determined by your physiotherapist after an initial assessment of your condition has been completed. Testing and re-testing is performed to ensure these techniques are effective for your condition.

Fitting of Lymphatic compression garments

Lymphatic compression garments can be very useful in controlling the amount of swelling in your legs or arms in people with lymphoedema.

The use of prescribed compression garments will be determined by your physiotherapist following your detailed physical assessment. We can also assist with measurement and fitting of garments if they have been recommended by a medical specialist involved in your care.

Exercise for Lymphoedema

Exercise is also recommended to help improve cardiovascular health, and in some cases assist to decrease lymphatic swelling in the affected area. If you need help with exercises for lymphoedema – our physiotherapists are here to assist you.

Our 4 keys to effective care

Faster Results

Our focus is on getting you better faster! We don’t want you coming back in for 1000s of sessions. We know that by doing this, you are more likely to recommend us to a friend or family member.

Packed with Education

We believe that knowledge is power. Our physiotherapists take the time to explain things so that you can take make long lasting change

Exercise Focused

We truly believe exercise is medicine. Exercises for lymphoedema are incorporated so that you can make long lasting change

Technology Driven

We only recommend the highest quality compression garments for lymphoedema and use the latest research to guide our treatment

Meet your physiotherapist for Lymphoedema

A portrait of Ann-Lise Domingue - Physiotherapist

Ann-Lise Domingue

Head of Lymphoedema Management at Penrith Physiotherapy Sports Centre

With over 10 years of experience as a physiotherapist – Ann-Lise has an incredible attention to detail. She has additional training in Lymphatic drainage massage, prescription of lymphatic compression garments and exercises for lymphoedema management. Ann-Lise is patient and caring, taking the time to explain your condition and management options

To make a booking for Lymphoedema – choose Lethbridge Street location – then choose Lymphoedema

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