World Lymphoedema Day
Lymphoedema Awareness Week UK 6th - 11th March
L-W-O Community is proud to be working in Partnership with Mary Fickling Co Director of PhysioPod UK for World Lymphoedema Day
World Lymphoedema day is on the 6th March every year and this year’s celebrations will be held by us online in a virtual world that has developed rapidly through 2020/21/22. L-W-O Community and PhysioPod UK Ltd is proud of the work we do to raise the profile of lymphoedema/lymphedema amongst the public, patients, patient advocates, patient associations and clinicians.
L-W-O aims to encourage:
The aim of our campaign for Lymphoedema Awareness Week (6th - 11th March) in the UK and World Lymphoedema 6th March 2022 is to reach more people to raise awareness and help the public and clinicians alike to have a better understanding of lymphoedema.
Call to Action
Top to Toe
Articles from experienced health-care professionals from the lymphoedema community
Informative videos on self-care for lymphoedema
From me talking about the challenges we face for those of us who live with lymphoedema
Introduction Video to #LAW2022 and #WLD2022
Script to Video
How time flies and we are here again. Whose we? That is your truly representing L-W-O Community and Mary Fickling from PhysioPod UK Ltd. We are raring to do our bit for raising lymphoedema awareness. Before I move on, I want to reflect on last years’ campaign and what we achieved. We reached more people across the globe in 2021 than either of us could have imagined and at the heart of everything we did we put #patientempowerment and #community engagement. This year’s aim is to strengthen the goals we set last year, and we have some of the lymphoedema’s top community Practitioners writing and sharing their expertise with us.
Our theme this year is Lymphoedema from Top to Toe with our experts providing their self-care tips, we have case studies, testimonials, exercise videos, articles some with voice overs. I will be writing a blog everyday with my self-care tips and talking about the importance of lymphatic health with some of the challenges we face. Mary has produced amazing high-quality videos to compliment the information provided by our experts and has given a lot of time to researching our topics.
CALL TO ACTION
We are asking all of you who are part of the lymphoedema community to share our posts so that we can reach patients, the public, clinicians, politicians, policy makers and health care providers. Let us use lymphoedema awareness week and world lymphoedema day to show the world that
“Lymphoedema exists, we exist”.
Day One 6th March 2022
Head and Neck Cancer Lymphoedema
Information by Macmillan
Clinical considerations by Christine Talbot, Lymphoedema and Bowen Practitioner
Suggested Movement and Head and Neck Exercises
The talented Mary Fickling has designed and produced the following videos for Lymphoedema Awareness Week so please check them out here: