The Lymphoedema and Laser Clinic was established in 1999 by founding Principals Robyn Heddle and Ann Thelander following a collaborative approach to lymphoedema management involving traditional Complex Physical Therapy techniques, dove tailed with evolving laser therapy.
Our clinic pioneered the use of laser therapy in lymphoedema management in Australia, and was involved together with the Flinders Medical Centre in the first evidence-based research into the positive effects of laser application in secondary lymphoedema.
Our clinic continues to base its methodology on this unique combination of treatments which sets it apart from many others in Australia.
Our clinic is committed to seeking best evidence-based treatment outcomes for our clients, and to this end we regularly attend professional conferences devoted to presenting the latest research and showcasing equipment for the management of Lymphoedema and related Oedemas.
We are members of the following Professional Associations:
A.P.A (Australian Physiotherapy Association
A.L.A (Australasian Lymphology Association)
A.M.L.A (Australian Medical Lasers Association)
W.A.L.T (World Association of Laser Therapy)
Our clinic has been involved in published research with organisations such as:
The Lymphoedema Assessment Unit (Flinders Medical Centre)
Impedimed Pty Ltd
Journal of Lymphoedema (UK)
James Cook University (Townsville)
Flinders Biomedical Engineering Department. (Flinders Medical Centre)
We believe that the best outcomes can only be met with a team approach between our staff, our patients and their associated medical and allied health professionals.
insurance rebates are available.
We require payment on the day and private health insurance rebates are available for clients with extras cover.
Our clinic uses HICAPS to ensure prompt and direct rebates.
Clients claiming through Veteran Affairs (DVA) are welcome, but will require a referral from their Medical Practioner.
No referral is required for privately insured clients.
Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am - 1.00 pm