January 22, 2020
And suddenly we are over half through January 2020! How did that happen? Just an update to let you know that my hours at the Centre for Summer are Tuesday to Friday 08:00am to 06:00pm with a late night on Thursday to 08:00pm.
December 17, 2019
Wishing all my clients a very merry Christmas and a restful break. A wee reminder that I back in the Centre from the 7th of January and bookings are now open for 2020! Remember to take time to rest, relax and restore yourself over this very lovely time of the year. Enjoy and be sun […]
Head and Neck Lymphoedema Management
November 28, 2019
I am absolutely delighted to announce I have completed with the Klose School for Lymphoedema Management a wonderful course on Head and Neck for post surgery / radiation therapy. This course identified surgical and radiation therapy effects that lead to secondary lymphoedema for the head and neck. It also provided instruction in compression therapy and […]
Christmas Hours – Advance Notice
November 26, 2019
Where is the year going? Early notice that I will be away for a short break over the Christmas Holidays. I am available up to Christmas Eve with the last appointment at 5.30pm. I am back in the New Year from Tuesday the 7th of January.
November 14, 2019
It’s Movember time already! Please support the men in your life or those who are struggling with prostate and testicular cancer and associated oedema (swelling) issues. All Australasian Lymphology Association accredited Lymphoedema Therapists can help with these oedema issues so do let your menfolk know that there are options for help. If you haven’t had […]
October is breast cancer awareness month
October 17, 2019
October is breast cancer awareness month. Often as a side effect to the cancer treatment, women are left with effects such as scar and range of movement loss in the shoulder alongside the potential risk of lymphoedema. As as Dr Vodder Lymphoedema Therapist and a McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release practitioner, I am here to help […]
October 13, 2019
All of my clients have a free sleep pod session available during the month of October. To book click here or email me firstname.lastname@example.org for me to book on your behalf. Just let reception know when you arrive that you are one of my clients.
August 26, 2019
Yes! It’s true. The clinic is moving to be part of the amazing Sleep and Wellness Centre based in the Wairau Valley, very close to Wairau Park. I am in Birkenhead until the 30th of August and open on the 4th of September in the new rooms.
June was Lipoedema Awareness Month
July 3, 2019
So here we are in July already! June was Lipoedema awareness month and I learnt quite a few new things from Lipoedema Australia. I had already decided I wanted to increase my knowledge over and above my current knowledge using conservative therapy (MLD and CDT) and book marked for the 2020 Lipoedema Conference in August […]
Xpandasox shop is now open!
April 29, 2019
Our first order is in and the online shop is open. These are super fantastic to wear over your garments for the compression or velcro wraps or by themselves if you need a mild compression garment. Great for the lipoedema ladies as well as the lymphie ladies! For the gents, our next order is due […]
April 3, 2019
Exciting news! If you are looking for a cute sock to go over your garments, bandaging or just need a bit of support for your swelling, I have a good range of Xpandasox and XpandaSport in-house. These retail for $28 + shipping. We are just testing that the payment gateway works ok so you order […]
March 18, 2019
I have this on my Facebook page but thought I would share here as such interesting information about compression and compression gradients in garments. Article courtesy of MyLymph.com How Gradient Compression Works for Lymphatic & Venous Disorders
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ News
March 5, 2019
As the owner of MacLymph Lymphoedema Clinic, I am pretty excited to be support and be on the list as a preferred Lymphoedema Therapist with the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and their new initiative of the pre-funded Pink Ribbon Card for Lymphoedema prevention and management Pink Ribbon Card
Can I Have A Traditional Massage If I Have Lymphoedema?
February 28, 2019
A really interesting article in Massage Today by the Lymphedema Guru (Joachim Zuther, MT, PT) on Traditional Massage and the effect on Lymphoedema – click here Note that the conclusion is missing, so I have extracted it here for you CONCLUSION If lymphedema is present, the application of massage therapy is contraindicated in the affected […]
Men and Lymphoedema
February 18, 2019
We often talk about women and Lymphoedema, but what about the men? Men are affected as well, so we can’t forget that they need support and treatments too. Here’s an article about how life with lymphoedema (or lymphedema as the US call it) also affects men. Click here for an insightful article care of The […]
Lipoedema / Lipedema News
February 13, 2019
Not only do I treat for lymphoedema in the Clinic but also Lipoedema. Unfortunately Lipoedema (or Lipedema) is not a very well known condition and many women suffer from it not being diagnosed. It is often referred to as the disease called fat. Click here for an interesting article on two women and their journey […]
Sports MLD For Stand Up Paddle Boarding Package Launched
February 7, 2019
I have just launched a Sports MLD Stand Up Paddle Boarding package that aims to mobilise the lymphatics and provide targeted treatment that doesn’t hurt on those pain points such as the shoulder, lats, ribs, lower back and glutes. Tested on two active SUPers this has proved a winner with both back on the water […]
The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema
January 17, 2019
From our friends at the UK based Oxford Lymphoedema Practice (OLP), another great graphic on the difference between Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema Let's take a look at the differences between Primary and Secondary #lymphoedema. Posted by Oxford Lymphoedema Practice on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Kathy Bates talks Lymphoedema on Dr Phil
January 4, 2019
Amazing interview from Kathy Bates on Youtube and how she is now an advocate for Lymphoedema. The information about lymphoedema is in the second part of the interview. If you want to know more about the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, you can find them on Facebook and LE&RN on the web
My First Post!
November 15, 2018
Just a quick note about what's treated at the clinic. Following the Dr Vodder School manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) protocols, I treat lymphoedema and lipoedema, sports injuries, chronic pain, and general wellbeing of the lymphatics, and of course pre and post surgical treatments.