The Oedema Institute is a comprehensive, state of the art clinic in Monash, Melbourne, Australia, purpose built for the treatment and management of oedema associated with lymphoedema, lipoedema and vascular pathologies, which can lead to:
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Sigvaris is a Swiss based company established 1864 and employing over 3500 people around the globe. They have developed the Oedema Institute in Australia to improve treatment outcomes in this underserviced area of the health industry. The clinic opened March 2021 and located at the Medical Centre of M City, corner of Blackburn Road and Princes Highway, Clayton.
Thorough assessments and treatments are performed by highly qualified specialists accredited with the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA). By combining their wealth of experience with the latest & most advanced treatment technology, the clinic delivers the highest standard of care to all patients. Such assessments and treatments include:
Bio-impedance assessment involves a non-invasive scan of a person’s total body water and mass. It objectively measures the fluid changes throughout the body and swollen limb.
Particularly valuable prior to cancer treatment as a scan pre and post treatment or surgery can detect early changes in fluid and treatment for lymphoedema (occurring in 20% of cancer patients) can start immediately, thus avoiding irreversible swelling.
A specialised style of massage used to direct lymphatic fluid out of the tissue encouraging
better movement in the lymphatic system.
Osteopaths have a hands-on approach to treatment and focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system – the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. Osteopaths provide musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments, manual therapy, clinical exercise programs, movement and postural advice.
Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC)
SIPC therapy involves the application of external pressure to the limbs that may improve
circulation and removal of lymphatic fluid. Studies have shown SIPC to permanently
decrease limb circumference, improve skin integrity and elasticity.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has beneficial effects on cells and tissues in the
treatment of fibrous scar tissue associated with post scar surgery.
LLLT has been shown to be an effective treatment for;
The Lipo-Plus Multilase is one of the most advanced LLLT device in photo biomodulation
technology and used at the Oedema Institute for the treatment of inflammation and
decongestion of skin tissue.
Recent trials at the Institute on Lipoedema patients showed improvements in;
With most trial participants reporting increased energy levels.
Garment Fitting & Advice
Many swelling, fluid and vascular issues that present to the institute are the result of cheap and incorrectly fitted garments (pictured here), which further complicates the condition. Oedema Institute are suppliers and expert fitters of compression and specialty garments. It is a tailored approach to meet each patients’ individual needs.
They have an extensive range in stock and across all brands, therefore having the patient fitted in most cases immediately, and avoiding lengthy wait times.
With any treatment/management plan there should be an exercise program, one that
works for you and your lifestyle. Individualised plans can be designed to accommodate
your goals and needs for best outcomes.
Education & Research
Our on-site education centre is designed to attract medical and health practitioners,
students and patients, who are interested in hearing the latest information regarding
oedema treatment and management. We engage with medical experts & key opinion
leaders in their field, who will present interactive sessions across a broad range of topics.
This will also provide many networking opportunities.
The Oedema institute will cover most private & government payment services including:
No referral needed
You can call the clinic directly or book online
Phone: 03 9641 9988
Update: 13 September 2021