Finding a Lymphoedema Therapist
The New Zealand Lymphoedema Therapist Group is a nationwide group specialising in the treatment of patients with lymphoedema, a swelling caused by a build up of lymph fluid in the body tissues.
Lymphoedema Therapists generally come from a health professional background in nursing, physiotherapy and massage and have advanced their practice with international training in lymphoedema management.
Core skills in lymphoedema management include education of the lymphatic system, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Compression Garment Fitting and Bandaging, Exercise Therapy and Medical Taping.
Some therapists are trained also in advanced and complex lymphoedema management including treatment for Head and Neck , Genital, Childhood, and Palliative Lymphoedema.
Lymphoedema Therapists in Private Practice
District Health Board Lymphoedema Services
Australasian National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register