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Expert Views and Testimonials

  • Learn from experienced lymphoedema clinicians and read how the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer System helped patients manage their condition.

Meet our experts

  • Lymphoedema Nurse Consultant

    Denise Hardy
    RGN, BSc (Hons) Palliative Care

    • Lymphoedema Nurse Consultant – Kendal Lymphology Centre
      Nurse Advisor to Lipoedema UK and Lymphoedema Support Network
    • "With a background in palliative care, lymphoedema has been a focal point in my nursing career for the last 30 years.
    • Having set up numerous clinics within the NHS, I have more recently established Kendal Lymphology Centre - an independent clinic, providing NHS care for two health authorities. We see patients, including children if necessary, suffering from all pathologies, including lipoedema.
    • I have also written work for publication and have worked internationally – Kenya particularly, training health care professionals dealing with breast cancer related lymphoedema.
    • What is lipoedema and how is it diagnosed?(PDF, 429 KB)
  • Joyce

    Joyce Bosman - Lymphoedema Physiotherapist

    Joyce Bosman is a physiotherapist and oedema expert in the Netherlands. She studied the Dr. Vodder method in Walchsee, Austria in 2005 and has been a passionate lymphoedema therapist ever since. She started to organize the Dr. Vodder School in the Netherlands in cooperation with the Dr. Vodder Schule in Walchsee in 2010. She was also organizer of the ILF conference in Rotterdam 2018.
    Currently she’s working at her own private practice LOF (Lymphology & Oncology Physiotherapy) with 4 locations in the Northern part of the Netherlands. She’s teaching lymph taping courses and teaches lymphoedema masterclasses in the Netherlands. She also wrote a book for lipoedema patients: my grandma’s legs, which will be published in November 2019 in the Netherlands.
    Despite becoming well known for her work and presenting papers at national and international lymphoedema conferences, Joyce remains passionate about working with lymphoedema patients. ‘We need to keep asking ourselves questions, instead of settling for what we know. Improving our knowledge in different areas of the treatment of lymphoedema will achieve better results for our patients and in the end, that’s what we all want!’

  • Come back to our lymphoedema education solutions page regularly. We'll continue to add more articles and information from experts in the field about how to manage chronic oedema and lymphoedema.

Clinician and Patient Testimonials

  • Clinician with patient checking wrap

    “My patients appreciate being able to wear their own shoes.” — Marcia Hauter, M.D., Wound Healing Center, Normal, IL

  • Patient with leg wrap reading to child

    “I’d had the same leg ulcer for about a year. At its worst, it spanned the entire lower portion of my leg. As soon as I started using 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System, I started healing. After two months, I didn’t need to use painkillers to ease my discomfort. 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System has made it easier for me to stay active and go about my life.” — Dorothy Leonard, Yuma, AZ.

  • Clinician wrapping patient

    "My patients love it because the first foam layer sticks to the skin, allowing the second layer to stay put so there is no slippage. I don’t think you can invent anything better than this two-layer system.” — Andrzej Stypko, M.D., Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, Sulphur Springs, TX

  • Clinician with patient smiling

    "Our staff find 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System easy to use, and the minimal learning curve is great for training new members of the team. I feel more confident my staff are not putting it on too tight or too loose." — Joseph Snow,M.D. Concord Hospital Wound Healing Center, Concord, NH.

  • "It changed my life completely." — Kevin Hussey, of Clarke's Beach, Newfoundland, Canada.

  • Lymphoedema specialists have long recognized that inelastic bandages with low extensibility produce high working pressures and lower resting pressures creating peak pressures that produce a massaging effect to stimulate lymph flow (Lymphoedema Framework, 2006).

  • No two patients are the same and neither are their wounds. That is why wound care requires specialised training and expertise, as well as instinct and intuition. As a clinician, you may face many challenges as you provide wound management for your patients. This includes treating wounds while also working to help maintain patient skin health and protect them from infection.

  • 3M supports continued education and access to thought leaders, peers, and educational content that translates knowledge into positive health outcomes. Better compliance with healthcare guidelines can positively impact patient outcomes and satisfaction.

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