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Members Questions - Patient Empowerment


L-W-O Community’s theme of patient empowerment and community engagement continues with our support group members questions which at times, can be complex and not easily answered. I would find it impossible to answer all the questions I get asked. Therefore, it is essential that we work with health care professionals, our members, patient associations and relevant organisations to bring you, our readers, information, and guidelines to help you manage your lymphoedema.

This webpage includes a series of videos that answer a broad section of questions from our members about lymphoedema, lymphatic health and the lymphatic system.

Questions by L-W-O Members
Answers by Jane Wigg
Video Creation by Mary Fickling

ID: Purple background. Title L-W-O Community. Subtitle Support group questions answered. Photo image Gaynor Leech, Founder of L-W-O Community, L-W-O logo text Gaynor provides the questions from support group. Photo image Jane Wigg RGN MSc Clinical Expert. Logo Lymphoedema training Academy Text, Jane answers the questions. Photo image Mary Fickling, text reads. Company Director PhysioPod UK Ltd. PhysioPod logo. Text reads, Mary produces and designs the videos.

Mary Fickling and Gaynor Leech from L-W-O inquired if Jane would be willing to answer questions from support group members. Jane happily accepted, and this special strand of Q&A are featured in the PhysioPod Free Monthly News Magazine.


Jane Wigg, is widely recognised as a key figure in lymphoedema treatment, development, research, and teaching. She is well-known for her desire to 'optimise treatment' for people living with lymphoedema.

If you have any specific questions related to lymphoedema, feel free to ask, and I’ll do my best to provide helpful information! You can view all of the 'Dear Jane' videos below.

Support Group Questions

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