MLD UK

About Us:

MLDUK was formed in 1995 as a voluntary regulatory body for MLD therapists.

The primary aim was to ensure a high standard of MLD is practised, requiring all members to undertaken adequate training (including biennial updates) and have appropriate insurance.

A register was compiled of MLD therapists which is available on our website and can be used by healthcare professionals and the public. The website also provides information on MLD to raise awareness, knowledge and understanding of MLD as a treatment, how and when it can be applied, along with the benefits of MLD for lymphoedema and other conditions.  MLDUK also maintains a Helpline for members, healthcare professionals and members of the public

  • Benefits to People Living with Lymphoedema

The gentle, rhythmic stretching techniques of MLD can enhance the functioning of the lymphatic system, by stimulating the contractions of the lymphatic vessels, helping to move the lymph forward, while at the same time encouraging the removal of waste substances. These techniques can help to reduce swelling, bruising, and inflammation, and may also reduce pain.

Where lymphoedema is present, whether primary (due to an inherent abnormality of the system), or secondary due to surgery, infection, or cancer treatment, MLD can be seen as a vital component of treatment.  Combined with other essential interventions, it can improve the lives of people with lymphoedema.  MLD’s capacity to remove fluid and protein from the tissues can improve the tissue texture and relieve the fluid congestion of lymphoedema.

  • Directories: Therapists/Medical Professionals

MLDUK compiled a register of qualified MLD therapists, regularly maintained to ensure high standards in MLD, and includes member’s names, Town/City of practice, telephone number(s) and level of professional qualifications.

To join applicants must provide evidence of completed training with one of the recognised schools, have adequate indemnity insurance. Then, because of advances in knowledge and the importance of maintaining skills, they must undertake a biennial update of both theory and practice.  All members must also agree to abide by the MLDUK Code of Conduct and Professional Practice Guidelines.

How to find an MLD therapist in the UK

  • Suitably trained therapists can be found through the Therapists section of the MLDUK website, mlduk.org.uk.
  • Entering a postcode will show nearby therapists, both their location and their distance from the postcode.

MLD UK

About Us:

MLDUK was formed in 1995 as a voluntary regulatory body for MLD therapists.

The primary aim was to ensure a high standard of MLD is practised, requiring all members to undertaken adequate training (including biennial updates) and have appropriate insurance.

A register was compiled of MLD therapists which is available on our website and can be used by healthcare professionals and the public. The website also provides information on MLD to raise awareness, knowledge and understanding of MLD as a treatment, how and when it can be applied, along with the benefits of MLD for lymphoedema and other conditions.  MLDUK also maintains a Helpline for members, healthcare professionals and members of the public

  • Benefits to People Living with Lymphoedema

The gentle, rhythmic stretching techniques of MLD can enhance the functioning of the lymphatic system, by stimulating the contractions of the lymphatic vessels, helping to move the lymph forward, while at the same time encouraging the removal of waste substances. These techniques can help to reduce swelling, bruising, and inflammation, and may also reduce pain.

Where lymphoedema is present, whether primary (due to an inherent abnormality of the system), or secondary due to surgery, infection, or cancer treatment, MLD can be seen as a vital component of treatment.  Combined with other essential interventions, it can improve the lives of people with lymphoedema.  MLD’s capacity to remove fluid and protein from the tissues can improve the tissue texture and relieve the fluid congestion of lymphoedema.

  • Directories: Therapists/Medical Professionals

MLDUK compiled a register of qualified MLD therapists, regularly maintained to ensure high standards in MLD, and includes member’s names, Town/City of practice, telephone number(s) and level of professional qualifications.

To join applicants must provide evidence of completed training with one of the recognised schools, have adequate indemnity insurance. Then, because of advances in knowledge and the importance of maintaining skills, they must undertake a biennial update of both theory and practice.  All members must also agree to abide by the MLDUK Code of Conduct and Professional Practice Guidelines.

How to find an MLD therapist in the UK

  • Suitably trained therapists can be found through the Therapists section of the MLDUK website, mlduk.org.uk.
  • Entering a postcode will show nearby therapists, both their location and their distance from the postcode.

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How to LIVE BETTER with LYMPHOEDEMA

The new book by Matt Hazledine is available to buy NOW!

25% of pre-tax profits from book sales will be donated to the lymphoedema Research Fund.

Become a member

Sign up as a Free Member to receive Exclusive Benefits, including access to Articles and Videos from the Experts, a Unique Discount Code from the Suppliers, Members’ Offers and a Quarterly eNewsletter with the latest news from the lymphoedema community.

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