Welcome to Agi Sykes Lymphoedema Clinic
Lymphoedema is a very common problem - causing swelling of legs, arms and sometimes the body. It is a condition which may affect anyone, at any time. However, it occurs more often in females. It is frequently distressing, can be debilitating, and is often uncomfortable and painful.
We specialise in the treatment of patients with Primary Lymphoedema – the type people can be born with and Secondary Lymphoedema – the type that arises from a poorly functioning lymphatic system due to surgery or other damage. Our special interests are care for post-operations and post-trauma patients, patients after aesthetic surgery and patients with inborn errors of the lymphatics.
Our Lymphoedema Specialist is Agi Sykes, who was inspired to train in Lymphoedema management following her early work with cancer patients as an Osteopath. Agi is Leduc trained and registered with MLDuk.
The types of treatment we offer are:
Treatments are designed to meet individual patients’ needs, and can be altered and adapted at any time according to your progress and wishes.
MLD – Medical Lymphatic Drainage
(sometimes referred to as Manual Lymphatic Drainage)
This involves skilled application of thin strips of specialist elastic tape over and nearby the area of swelling. The strips of tape follow the course of the lymphatic vessels and aid the return of the excess fluid back to circulation. Kinesio-taping is used to supplement MLD in the treatment of mild and moderate Lymphoedema.
MLLB - Multilayer Bandaging
This involves the application of specialist lymphoedema bandages (short stretch or Coban) and is used in conjunction with MLD in the management of pronounced Lymphoedema.
SLD - Simple Lymphatic Drainage
We provide advice and tuition on this self-help treatment
Compression wear garments
Thanks to the newest developments in technology and the rising recognition of Lymphoedema as a health problem there is an array of contemporary compression products on the market. We provide advice on which item would be most suitable for you (if any) and can supply compression wear garments if needed.
Staying mobile and active are chief elements in Lymphoedema management. We provide advice and tuition on tailor-made rehabilitation exercises and general exercises.
Do’s and don’ts, skin care, diet, general wellbeing and life style
We offer guidance on what to avoid, how to look after your skin and advise on general wellbeing and life style.
For your convenience we can see patients at either of our 2 centrally
Halifax – 7 Carlton Street, Halifax 2AL tel 01422 360 759
How do I know if I need treatment?
Agi will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss your concerns and/or your condition. You can make contact by telephone or send an e-mail to email@example.com
How long will it take and how much will it cost?
The number of visits will depend on the extent of your Lymphoedema and how well you respond to treatment. There isn’t a set protocol for the number of sessions patients require as all of the treatments are tailor made to fulfil your needs.
Initial consultation £45
Intensive treatment packages are available by arrangement
This page is dedicated to the memory of Kelly Torczynowycz, who lost her battle with breast cancer on 25 November 2011, age 33