Handy Cure s’ Laser.

Low-Level Light/Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation. This device combines low-level pulse laser radiation , pulsed infrared radiation, visible red light and static magnetic field yielding synergistic therapeutic effects.

Handy Cure s’ laser helps to speed up relief when used alone or in conjunction with other therapies .It is both non-invasive and painless with no documented side effects.

PMB can be used for may conditions but it is particularly effective when treating common conditions in the lymphoedema and post operative patients. Combined with MLD and compression therapy it is most effective resulting in softer connective tissue and a better flow of lymph. Some of the conditions where Handy Cure ‘s is most effective are:

Fibrotic and resistant tissue.


Scar tissue which is restricting the flow of lymphatic vessels.

FG-MLD certified.

Certification in Nov 2018 and reviewed Jan 20

Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage ( Fill and Flush Technique).

Prof. JP Belgrado (University of Brussels) has developed a pioneering technique having studied vast amounts of images of lymphatic vessels using NIR (near infra red radiation) and Indocyanine Green (highly fluorescent) which was injected intradermally into the compromised limbs of patients. Following observation of this he was able to establish that following a pathology, usual lymphatic pathways were utilised by the body in order to move fluid.

Real time images using this fluorescence have allowed a technique to be developed as it could be clearly seen how different hand techniques had greater or less effect on moving fluid . The most efficient hand movements have been used to devise the “Fill and Flush” Technique. By gently stretching the skin via Fill and Flush movement, the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the bodies immunity are stimulated enabling waste products to be removed.

This technique has been devised using the most recent findings in pathology , physiology and anatomy .

There are several centres in the UK which are equipped with the necessary Lymphofluoroscopy equipment in order for patients to be mapped if they so choose but FG-MLD therapy can be practised without this. Lymphatic specialists are equipped to map patients and apply this to each patient according to the pathology they present with.

Vodder Review

Tammy Peat was last reviewed for Vodder MLD  in Sept 2018 . She has been recertified in MLD/CDT therapy .

Tammy Peat was reviewed for MLD/CDT therapy in a FG-MLD review Jan 2020

Due to Covid-19 no new reviews are taking place .

Kinesio Taping

Kinesiology Tape (KT) is a one way stretch tape which when applied correctly can enhance lymphatic drainage and oedema reduction (Kase et al, 2003).

KT Tape is designed to have a similar elasticity to the skin and reflect the weight of the epidermis.(Boseman and Pillar, 2010).

It has been confused with athletic tape but the elastic properties of KT tape are very different in both its purpose and application.

KT tapes are made from a variety of materials and in a variety of different percentages but Haddenham Kinesiology tape (which I use) is 100% Cotton with a medical, heat sensitive, acrylic adhesive backing. The adhesive has a wave form pattern which allows the skin to breathe and enhance its effect.

Therapeutic effects of kinesiology taping.

Reduction of oedema.

Controlled muscle repair.

Reduction of haematomas.

Supports muscles during activity.

Addresses joint misalignment.

Reduction of abnormal skin sensations.

Tammy is registered with medical insurance companies Bupa Vitality and Aviva for MLD .

There is a clinic held in Sheffield on an adhoc basis at :-

The Whitehouse, 3 Sandygate Park , Sheffield , S10 5TZ . Tel : 0114 2302030.


Chesterfield Clinic ;

The Holywell Healthcare Centre , Holywell St , Chesterfield, S417SH

Tel :01246273624


Bakewell Clinic.

The Bakewell Physiotherapy Clinic . Arden House , Unit 7 ,Deepdale Business Park ,Ashford Rd , Bakewell , Derbyshire.DE45 1GT.

Tel : 01629 814433.

A mobile service is also possible for people not able to travel.

Adjustable Compression System

Adjustable Compression System by Juzo

is a low-stretch medical binder used as an alternative or supplement to traditional compression .

It is easy to apply and individually adjustable thanks to Velcro fasteners and it is available for lower and upper extremities in standard sizes .

It can be used to help manage :-


Acute /Chronic Oedema

Venous (stasis) ulcer

Venous Insufficiency

Varicose Veins