Linda trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Sydney and holds a Masters in Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University. She is fully qualified in the Dr Vodder’s Combined Decongestive Therapy and is accredited with the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register. Linda is an Advanced Practitioner and has trained in Austria, Germany and USA. Her other interest is in the area of Gerontology.
She is also currently pursuing research at the local university.
With permission, Channel 10 broadcast 4 March 2012 for Lymphoedema Awareness Month, news video clip about Cassandra’s experience with Lymphoedema. Click here for video
VibraQ Corporation of Perth is looking into commercialisation of it’s Dynamic Tissue Stimulation (“DTS”) technology. I tried a DTS device at Verdun.
The DTS hand-held device applies a rhythmically variable vibration through the soft tissue layers. Interestingly, I used one of their prototypes and found it to be useful as an adjunct with lymphoedema management especially those with fibrosis and inguinal swelling. It was surprisingly gentle and tolerable for subacute post-radiation and neuropathic swelling/fibrosis cases when my ‘manual’ fibrotic technqiue (Vodder terminology) would be uncomfortable. There was a palpable difference in softening even within a session. Physiology?
Interested parties, please check out VibraQ Corporation Ltd or speak to Barry Hobson of VibraQ Perth on +61439974325.
Disclaimer: I do not have any affiliation with this company.
My private practice in Lymphoedema Management Programme with Verdun Physiotherapy has just turned 1 year-old.
Whilst I still remain part-time at SCGH Breast Centre, the private practice has enhanced my skills. Garment prescription, more complex lower limbs, working on exercise programmes with our in-house exercise physiologists at rehab gym and hydro pool, dietician….luv them all!