Lipoedema Members Conference & Workshop 2018

Friday Evening 29th June – Welcome Reception and AGM 6.30 p.m

Saturday 30th June – Day 1  Registration 9.00 a.m.   Programme 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  £25

Saturday 30th June – Members Dinner  7.30 p.m.  – 10.00 p.m.  £25

Sunday 1st July – Day 2 Programme 10.00.a.m. –  3.30 p.m. £20

Activities ran from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon, with a mix of expert speakers, both healthcare professionals and people living with lipoedema, discussion groups, workshops, exercise options from walks along the river to gym, pool and yoga and much more…

Topics included:

Exercise:

  • Yoga (seated/chair and floor mat options)
  • Swimming pool access for swimming/walking/floating at your leisure or…
  • Aqua sessions – higher energy options and balance/relaxation including Aqua Stretch™UK
  • Gym tasters/tours – curious about gyms?  Talk to the friendly staff and try out equipment

Compression:

  • Lipoedema UK compression research feedback
  • Compression 101 – garment combinations & styles suited to lipoedema, pros and cons, aids to get into and out of garments, newer options & compression manufacturer feedback
  • Nurse Advisor measuring sessions for those who need a personal recommendation for their GP to prescribe – (reservations will be available for  individual consultations approximately one month prior to the conference). 

Food:

  • Nutrition – basic recommendations on what to eat, challenges and concerns in planning out your personal choices
  • Psychology & eating – food is so much more than fuel!

Liposuction:

  • Differing experiences of surgery & recovery
  • Post-surgery life – discussion groups on the impact of surgery on body image, emotions, physical changes, exercise.
  • Lipoedema UK research results & new liposuction publication

Sharing & Fun

  • Laughter yoga – exercise some other muscles and feel great!
  • Lymphatic drainage – self lymphatic drainage techniques and the role of MLD therapists
  • Exhibition marketplace – handle compression garments, meet suppliers of garments, pumps, therapies etc
  • Making personal plans for optimising your lipoedema management

Meeting old friends and making new ones who understand living with lipoedema.

 

Timetables

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