Health Professional Information
In order to safely treat our clients please provide the following with your referral:
1. For lower limb edema, results of vascular studies that include an ABPI and negative results for a DVT. It is clinic policy to have ABPI results before any compression therapy is started.
2. For new upper limb swelling, ultrasound results are requested to rule out ominous blockages.
3. A script for manual lymph drainage massage and compression therapy.
4. Please note, Lymphatic drainage massage is contraindicated with the following:
Untreated cancer (unless for palliative reasons)
Severe kidney dysfunction
recent DVT ( must have confirmation of resolution)
Acute Infection/ cellulitis