It took me a long time to understand all the abbreviations that come with living with lymphoedema. From professional organisations, health-care professionals and to those living with lymphoedema like me use.
Let's see if we can make things a little bit clearer.
ABD Abdominal Reduction
ADL Activities of Daily Living
AHP Allied Healthcare Professional.
AWS Axillary Web Syndrome
BCRL Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema
BLS British Lymphology Society.
CNS: Clinical Nurse Specialist.
IPC: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression.
LA: Lymphoedema Assistant.
LAP: Lymphoedema Advanced Practitioner.
LCB: Lymphatic Compression Bandaging.
LCS: Lymphoedema Consultant Specialist.
LP: Lymphoedema Practitioner.
LSP: Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner.
MLD: Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
SLD: Simple Lymphatic Drainage (self-massage)
SP: Specialist Practitioner in an adjacent field