Guest Blog

Gaynor Leech Guest Blog - August 2021

By Mary Fickling on Jul 30 2021.
"June and July have been two extremely busy months for L-W-O Community and the new website has been well received and as an ongoing project it is taking shape nicely.  I have spent my time writing articles, attending conferences, courses, webinars and learning new skills but all aimed at moving us forward.

New Product from Haddenham: Comfiwave® Breast Band

By Mary Fickling on Jul 30 2021.
Available: August 2021

Jane Wigg RGN, MSc, Lymphoedema Clinical Expert, Answers L-W-O Community Member Questions

By Mary Fickling on Jul 30 2021.
In February 2021, PhysioPod® UK (in working partnership with L-W-O Community) contacted Jane to ask for her support in their joint Lymphoedema Awareness Week and World Lymphoedema Day Campaign.

Lipoedema UK Share Their Activities for June Lipoedema Awareness Month

By Mary Fickling on May 30 2021.
Lipoedema UK are basing their #LipoedemaAwarenessMonth around Symptoms and Diagnosis and the excellent 'Members Health & Wellbeing Sessions' will include a range of themes and activities:

TALK LIPOEDEMA Activiities for June Lipoedema Awareness Month

By Mary Fickling on May 30 2021.
"June is Lipoedema Awareness Month, and here at Talk Lipoedema, it is a fantastic opportunity for us to promote awareness. This June, we are celebrating our bodies with the hashtag #loveourlimbs. We have lots of free self-management events throughout the month, see our social media event section for more information, and we are also introducing the #walkinmyshoes2021challenge.

Scar Therapy: A Helpful Skill for the Lymphoedema Therapist

By Mary Fickling on Apr 30 2021.
When working with Lymphoedema, scar therapy may be a very useful skill to incorporate into treatment. Scar tissue or adhesions from surgery or radiotherapy may be one of the factors impeding the lymphatic flow, so incorporating scar therapy techniques may accelerate improvements. A few therapy schools specialise in teaching scar therapy techniques, Emma Holly, founder of Restore Therapy Training, Vice-chair of the ScarWork Committee and Harley Street therapist, shares her knowledge on the benefits of treating scar tissue.

"There is no specific diet for Lymphoedema" - Guest Blog from Gaynor Leech

By Mary Fickling on Apr 26 2021.
We are told that there is no specific diet for lymphoedema and taking vitamins and minerals will not help.  However, I passionately believe in personal choices and encourage you to make your own healthy choices.

Donning Aids–Making wearing compression easier

By Mary Fickling on Mar 31 2021.
with huge thanks to Hope Spencer – Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphoedema Physiotherapist (Sydney, Australia)