March 2012 – National Lymphoedema Month

The Australian Lymphology Association (ALA) has launched their national awareness campaign ‘IT’S COOL TO BE KIND’ during Lymphoedema Awareness Month (March 2012).

The aim of lymphoedema month is to generate awareness of the early signs and symptoms amoung high risk groups and to encourage a deeper understanding and empathy for suffers of lymphoedema throughout the community.

It’s Cool To Be Kind

The ALA is delivering 3 important messages;

  1. For lymphoedema suffers, IT’S COOL TO BE KIND to yourself and its important to keep the affected areas cool to help manage the severity of the disorder.
  2. For high-risk groups, IT’S COOL TO BE KIND to yourself by understanding the risk of lymphoedema, be aware of early signs and to seek early diagnosis by a qualified Lymphoedema Physiotherapist.
  3. Reminding the community that IT’S COOL TO BE KIND to someone with lymphoedema.


If you have any questions regarding Lymphoedema please contact Jacqui Eaton or Karen Rolfe at Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre on 4975-1622.