Kristin is extensively trained in assessing Lipoedema.

What is lipoedema?

Lipoedema is a condition of the fat and connective tissue. It mainly affects women, but can effect men and often develops around times of hormonal change, puberty, pregnancy & menopause.

Some signs of lipoedema:
• Fat tissue changes affecting the legs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, arms, breasts & under the chin
• Fat ‘bulges’ or 'fat pads' develop around the knees or at the hips 
• Body may look out of proportion; the upper body is smaller than the lower body
• Waistline may be narrow in comparison to hips
• Feet and hands are usually not affected
• The area may bruise easily, with broken blood vessels, and/or varicose veins.

What lipoedema may feel like:
• The skin and tissue can feel very soft and may be cold to touch.
• Some people feel small lumps (called lipomas) in the enlarged tissues.
• There may be pain in the affected areas, especially when pressure is applied.
• Legs may feel heavy, tired, and aching.

What do you get when you come to the clinic?

  • Someone who is a fully trained professional therapist who updates her training up to the last 2 weeks.
  • Someone who is listed on the Lipoedema Worldwide Directory as a preferred fully trained therapist.
  • Someone who does an in depth assessment to determine the best treatment techniques to use and the best products to recommend for the best possible outcome.
  • Someone who suffers from Lipoedema with multiple aspects of the disease who can truly understand what you are experiencing.
  • Someone who has tailored education sessions for you to learn the correct information for you.
  • Someone who can help with multiple issues which are scientifically based and can actually help not hinder your condition.
  • Someone who has specifically written a book and has developed products to target our unique needs, which cannot be purchased anywhere else in the world.
  • Someone who has vast knowledge in supports and aids for your condition/s, which will help, not a hit and miss approach which can cost you more money.
  • Someone you can confide in, talk to and complain to, who will actually listen and offer real, targeted solutions.
  • Someone who doesn’t put you into a “box” and treat you the same as everyone else.
  • Someone who is connected to many clinics worldwide to provide in depth, scientifically based information.
  • Someone who generally cares about your outcome and assists to alleviate your pain.
  • Someone who is quickly accessible when you have a concern or question.
  • Someone who is dedicated to always, looking, learning & re-evaluating to make better.

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Lipoedema comes in Stages and Types

 

Excess dieting does not change Lipoedema fat

Lipoedema connective tissue is different, it has gaps for fluid, gel & fibrosis to form.

 

Lipohypertrophy is enlarged lipids which is a pre-curser to early Stage 1 Lipoedema.

Daughter: Lipo-hypertrophy 
Mother: Stage 1 Lipoedema

Sometimes Lipoedema is mistaken for Lymphoedema

(Lipoedema on left, Lymphoedema on right)

 Early assessment & treatment will slow the progression.

Lipoedema comes in different shapes and diagnostics and is progressive

Saddlebag Lipoedema

Lipoedema is sometimes mistaken for Obesity

Ultrasound image of Lipoedemic Fat