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  • Prevention of lymphoedema - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
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    Original URL path: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/lymphoedema/prevention-of-lymphoedema/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
    system as it carries the cells involved in the immune responses Exercise is the engine that moves the fluid around the body when the muscles contract Without the lymphatic system our body would swell like a balloon About lymphatic drainage massage Manual lymphatic drainage massage is a manual technique with gentle effleurage and pumping of an area of the body towards the closest lymph node cluster in the direction of the heart The aim of the lymphatic drainage is to Decrease swelling by moving lymph fluid to collateral and viable pathways that have not been damaged or compromised by surgery Accelerate drainage of a body area Stop fluid build up and thickening below surgery incision Faster postoperative oedema and bruising resolution Encourage less visible seamless and softer scarring Assist in pain management Assist in draining anaesthetic in the tissue following cosmetic surgery Increase nerve conduction Increase range of movement Reduce risk of infection cellulitis Improve the immune system Remove toxins dead cells wastes Lymphatic drainage massage for lymphoedema In cases of severe lymphoedema manual lymphatic drainage can be performed daily for 2 weeks in conjunction with bandaging to obtain maximum reduction of swelling In the maintenance phase of treatment MLD may be performed on a needs basis and lymphoedema should be re assessed regularly A simplified version of MLD can be taught for self care at home Lymphatic drainage massage for postsurgical treatment When can Lymphatic drainage massage treatment begin after surgery As soon as possible It can be performed above the area if bandage is still present because MLDM is performed proximal near the heart where the fluid returns to distal closer to the injured site We do not massage on or too near to the surgery site to avoid risk of infection if bandage or scab is present

    Original URL path: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/lymphoedema/lymphatic-drainage-massage/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Comp Garment benefits > - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
    Terms Meanings Links LO Research Excerpts Comp Garment benefits WE MEASURE WE SUPPLY WE FIT WE FOLLOW UP A compression garment is a piece of clothing such as anklet stocking pantyhose bra armsleeve etc that provides support to an area of the body if you suffer from poor circulation varicose veins blood clots and where swelling is present The garments come in varying degrees of compression calculated in milligram of mercury which can be determine by your doctor or lymphoedema therapist A support stocking or pantyhose is a ready to wear garment designed for people standing for long periods of times or during pregnancy if no other problems are present We can order the one of your choice A medical compression stocking is available in the ready to wear and custom made form It is designed to manage conditions such as lymphoedema and venous insufficiency To prevent or decrease swelling during pregnancy To decrease aching and tiredness in the legs with venous problems To prevent condition such as ulcer and cellulitis where swelling is present To maintain a reduction in swelling following the intense treatment for lymphoedema A compression armsleeve is available in ready to wear and custom made It is designed to manage swelling in primary and secondary lymphoedema in the arm and encourages lymph flow Armsleeve are available in different forms wrist to shoulder with gauntlet when swelling is present in the hand with a glove when swelling is present in the hand and fingers with shoulder cap with a silicone border A compression bra is available in ready to wear and can be altered to fit the individual This bra is designed to manage lymphoedema in the breast the thorax and the axilla We have 2 different brands in different colors available We have carefully chosen our

    Original URL path: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/lymphoedema/compression-garment/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
    How to lose weight feel fit and stay Hydrotherapy Diet Advice Emmett Technique Blog Newsletters News Flash News Flash 1 News Flash 2 News Flash 3 News Flash 4 News Flash 5 News Flash 6 News Flash 7 News Flash 8 News Flash 9 News Flash 10 News Flash 11 News Flash 12 News Flash 13 Newsflash 14 News flash 15 News Flash 16 Newsletter Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2 Newsletter 3 Newsletter 4 Newsletter 5 Newsletter 6 Newsletter 7 Newsletter 8 Newsletter 10 Newsletter 11 Newsletter 12 Newsletter 13 Newsletter 16 More Info Bibliography Terms Meanings Links LO Research Excerpts Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot thrombus in a deep vein The acute deep vein thrombosis of the leg may be considered a contraindication for lymphatic drainage massage but the use of a compression stocking is strongly advised as well as exercise Phlebothrombosis consists in a clot developing within an inflamed vein This clot may get loose and travel to the lungs or another part of the body Thombophlebitis may begin with inflammation in the wall of the vein and in this case the thrombus may adhere to the wall of the vein

    Original URL path: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/lymphoedema/compression-garment/deep-vein-thrombosis/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Phlebitis - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
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  • Pregnancy - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
    12 News Flash 13 Newsflash 14 News flash 15 News Flash 16 Newsletter Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2 Newsletter 3 Newsletter 4 Newsletter 5 Newsletter 6 Newsletter 7 Newsletter 8 Newsletter 10 Newsletter 11 Newsletter 12 Newsletter 13 Newsletter 16 More Info Bibliography Terms Meanings Links LO Research Excerpts Pregnancy Many women develop varicose veins during pregnancy because of the pressure on the venous system with the baby growing The amount of blood to feed mother and baby is also increased during pregnancy and the hormone progesterone levels rise causing the walls of the blood vessels to relax For all these reasons a woman is more likely to develop varicose veins during pregnancy especially with a family history of venous insufficiency being overweight and standing for long periods of time The good news is that varicose veins tend to improve after birth To prevent or minimise varicose veins it is best exercising exercise for weight loss daily and keep the weight within the recommended guide lines elevating the feet when ever possible and avoiding crossing the legs Mostly wearing compression stockings works best in improving the venous circulation as they prevent swelling and varicose veins from worsening They should be worn

    Original URL path: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/lymphoedema/compression-garment/pregnancy/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Venous insufficiency - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
    Hydrotherapy Diet Advice Emmett Technique Blog Newsletters News Flash News Flash 1 News Flash 2 News Flash 3 News Flash 4 News Flash 5 News Flash 6 News Flash 7 News Flash 8 News Flash 9 News Flash 10 News Flash 11 News Flash 12 News Flash 13 Newsflash 14 News flash 15 News Flash 16 Newsletter Newsletter 1 Newsletter 2 Newsletter 3 Newsletter 4 Newsletter 5 Newsletter 6 Newsletter 7 Newsletter 8 Newsletter 10 Newsletter 11 Newsletter 12 Newsletter 13 Newsletter 16 More Info Bibliography Terms Meanings Links LO Research Excerpts Venous insufficiency Venous insufficiency is the term used to describe the poor venous blood drainage from a part of the body When this situation occurs the load on the lymphatic system increases automatically and the major veins of the legs become dilated and tortuous and their valves do not function properly as in varicose veins Varicose veins can stay in the same condition for many years or they can gradually deteriorate to what is called chronic venous insufficiency A lymphatic drainage massage can help relieve the leg congestion and help reduce scarring and fibrosis Wearing a compressive garment can speed up the circulation allowing the muscles to contract

    Original URL path: http://www.jmremedialtherapy.com.au/lymphoedema/compression-garment/venous-insufficiency/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Wearing your garment - JM Remedial TherapyJM Remedial Therapy
    Newsletter 3 Newsletter 4 Newsletter 5 Newsletter 6 Newsletter 7 Newsletter 8 Newsletter 10 Newsletter 11 Newsletter 12 Newsletter 13 Newsletter 16 More Info Bibliography Terms Meanings Links LO Research Excerpts Wearing your garment To download this page click here Doning your stockings Wear rubber gloves to adhere to the fabric and improve your grip Do not wear jewellery when donning the garment to avoid damaging the fabric Turn the stocking inside out at the heel Pull the stocking up over the foot to the heel Lift the fabric up over the heel Pull the stocking up to the knee and thigh in stages Caring for your compression garment Wear gloves when donning your garment Wash your stocking daily in cold or tepid water with a mild detergent Do not use bleach or fabric softener Do not tumble dry Dry the garment on the line in the shade To minimize blood stain wash the garment as soon Have two 2 garments one to wear and one to wash Wear your compression garment first thing in the morning daily Care for your skin Drink plenty of water Eat plenty of roughage to prevent constipation Cold shower your legs at night Avoid

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