Oedema, also known as swelling, is an excess accumulation of fluid in the interstitium (the spaces between the cells in the body). The presence of mild swelling post injury or surgery is part of the normal healing process. However excessive amounts of swelling can have a negative impact on healing structures and slows down the healing process.

The lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in the body. Its prime role is to remove excess fluid. Sometimes, post injury or surgery, the body produces fluid faster than it can be carried away. Various therapy techniques can help the body get rid of the excess fluid by moving it out of the hand and upper limb and back to the bigger vessels in the heart so it can be processed.

Therapists at HULC are trained in the use of techniques and tools to help reduce oedema rapidly and efficiently. Therapies include rest, elevation, ice, massage, compression and exercise.

Oedema (Swelling) Management

Oedema, also known as swelling, is an excess accumulation of fluid in the interstitium (the spaces between the cells in the body). The presence of mild swelling post injury or surgery is part of the normal healing process. However excessive amounts of swelling can have a negative impact on healing structures and slows down the healing process.

The lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in the body. Its prime role is to remove excess fluid. Sometimes, post injury or surgery, the body produces fluid faster than it can be carried away. Various therapy techniques can help the body get rid of the excess fluid by moving it out of the hand and upper limb and back to the bigger vessels in the heart so it can be processed.

Therapists at HULC are trained in the use of techniques and tools to help reduce oedema rapidly and efficiently. Therapies include rest, elevation, ice, massage, compression and exercise.