Guest Blog

BLS Virtual Conference 2020 - A Review from Gaynor Leech

By Mary Fickling on Dec 01 2020. As a British Lymphology Society (BLS) member, I was thrilled to attend the first Virtual Conference in October of 2020.  In this challenging new world although not a new concept 2020 has seen more courses, webinars and conferences move online as organisations adapt to a new way of learning, promoting, and reaching their audience or customer base. 

Janet Scott - Living with Lipoedema

By Mary Fickling on Dec 01 2020. "I remember as a little girl, going to those winter pantomimes…. I knew the local pretty girls on stage, dancing in their elegant costumes. One of them was in my year at school, so if she could do it, couldn’t I?... Then I looked at my legs (again) and thought…’No one would want these to spoil the performance!’

Happiness to work and using Deep Oscillation

By Mary Fickling on Nov 30 2020. It was so lovely to get this update from Susan ...

Stop, ReThink, ReFresh, ReFocus: Therapist Thoughts 2020

By Mary Fickling on Nov 29 2020. A Guest Blog from Wayne Ghosh of BodyAdvance; an inspiring gentleman with a totally positive take on life. Knocks are an opportunity, surrounding yourself with great people is a must and going into 2021 with a clinic that specialises in non or minimally-invasive therapies, well, this guy is certainly going places..

Gaynor Leech, Founder of L-W-O Reviews 'AQUA - A Medical Mystery' by Gemma Levine

By Mary Fickling on Sep 07 2020. A thoughtful review of Gemma's latest black and white photography book from Gaynor Leech, Founder of L-W-O Community who provide valuable support to those living with Primary, Secondary and Paediatric Lymphoedema online and in the Community

"Mercita in your Pocket' - The Inspiration Behind The Amazing New Juzo Care App

By Mary Fickling on Aug 24 2020. "Over the past 15 years, I have worked within the NHS and privately providing cancer and non-cancer related Lymphoedema care.  I have a natural passion for Lymphoedema and have always enjoyed providing the best quality of care.  I am continuously increasing my skills and knowledge, and I give support to services developing service provision supporting patients and clinical commissioning groups with local provision. After working collaboratively with primary care and the community, I found that compression hosiery was challenging to maintain for nurses that have a considerable workload and are multi-skilled.  I was referred a patient by the community, and I supported them and educated at the same time. The patient needed a below-knee garment, and the nurses needed help in measuring. As I was leaving, one of the nurses said, "what we need is you in our pocket", and the idea was born!

Tess  - "My story"...

By Mary Fickling on Oct 31 2020. My given name is Teresa – now married to Robert-Michael Sanderson who some of you will have met as he follows (or drives me) around, helping out at different Lipoedema events. However, most people call me Tess nowadays.

Andrew Watson Certified Athletic Therapist & Chartered Physiotherapist Reflects On Deep Oscillation in Clinical Practice

By Mary Fickling on Nov 01 2020. Deep Oscillation Therapy (DOT), is an integral part of acute care programs offers outstanding results again and again, Andrew Watson 'cannot imagine his clinical practice without it'.

A Collection of Reviews for 'AQUA - A MEDICAL MYSTERY' - Photography by Gemma Levine with captions from Professor Peter Mortimer

By Mary Fickling on Oct 13 2020. PhysioPod UK have been delighted to collate the reviews for this wonderful black and white photography book created by Gemma Levine in support of her charity work to raise awareness of Lymphoedema and Lymphoedema Research, with all proceeds of the book going to St George's Hospital Charity.

Season's Greetings Cards for 2020

By Mary Fickling on Oct 13 2020. Gemma Levine's 'Season's Greetings' cards which were designed by artists Rob & Nick Carter, are now running for a further year, having been a total success are now being reprinted. All proceeds going to Lymphoedema Research. Supported by Dame Judi Dench CH DBE All cards and books can be purchased by contacting St George’Hospital Charity, for Lymphoedema Research.