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Lymphoedema Management

Lymphoedema (swelling) management has been used widely in Australia and North America for treating lymphodema conditions for many years. Management for lymph drainage problems started as early as 1980s by Dr. Vodder in North America. 

Physiotherapy department of Singapore General Hospital started lymphoedema management service since 1998.The department has certified Dr. Vodder lymphoedma therapists, who provide comprehensive lymphoedema management. The lymphoedema management includes manual lymph drainage (MLD), combined decongestive therapy (CDT) and prescription of compression garment depending on the severity of the condition.

We provide lymphoedema management to the following:
  • Primary lymphoedema
  • Milroy syndrome
  • Meige syndrome
  • Secondary lymphoedema
  • Lymphodema by inflammation
  • Lymphoedema by filariasis¬∑ Posttraumatic
  • Oncology
  • Aesthetic
  • Vascular
  • Others
  • Post surgical swelling
Our aim of the lymphoedema management is to help the patient to reduce and maintain the swelling. We hope to provide the ability for patients to cope with their condition and to lead a good quality of life.