for patients.

CANmanage is for anyone diagnosed with lymphoedema, whether genetic or as a result of other health conditions.

Take control of your lymphoedema management.

Research suggests the average time it can take from lymphoedema symptoms to effective treatment is on average more than 5 years.

Without knowing what treatment options are available and where to find lymphoedema therapists, it can often take years for someone living with lymphoedema to find the right help.

At the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema, we want to reduce the time it takes to find successful treatment for lymphoedema through education on the latest research and evidence-based treatments and therapies to empower you to take control of your condition so it doesn’t control your life.

“Learning about self-management and learning and understanding as much as you can and want to about the condition really helps to empower you to manage the condition and then lymphoedema doesn’t manage your life.”

– Monique, living with breast cancer-related lymphoedema

CANmanage helps put you in control of your lymphoedema management.

CANmanage is an online, self-paced course, designed to show you how to best manage your lymphoedema and includes advice from real lymphoedema patients.

Following the advice, tips and treatments covered in the CANmanage course, your lymphoedema can be assessed, diagnosed and treated early, avoiding the potential physical and psychological side effects of the condition.

CANmanage is for you if…

  • You have been diagnosed with lymphoedema or have long term swelling
  • Alternatively you may have vein-related health problems or long-term vein-related swelling or dark leg staining from swelling
  • You want to learn about the best possible evidence-based lymphoedema treatment options
  • You are motivated to control your lymphoedema symptoms, not let them control you
  • You know how to use a computer or mobile phone and have an internet connection to watch the course videos
  • You are an Australian resident
    (access outside of Australia is currently not available)

Meet your experienced CANmanage presenters.

Professor Piller

Flinders University

Director of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit at Flinders University, with over 40 years’ experience researching and studying the lymphatic system. He presents lymphoedema education in an easy to understand and accessible way.

Andrea Mangion

Lymphoedema Physiotherapist

Titled Cancer & Lymphoedema Physiotherapist and Honorary Lecturer at Macquarie University and is under-taking her PhD at Flinders University in lymphoedema. She’s on a mission to help those at risk of, or diagnosed with, lymphoedema.


Living with

Monique is living with lymphoedema in her breast and arm as a result of breast cancer treatment. She has become President of the Lymphoedema Support Group of South Australia and has dedicated her life to lymphoedema advocacy projects.


Living with

Ros developed lymphoedema in both arms following breast cancer treatment. She shares her interesting and honest experience of living with lymphoedema to help others living with lymphoedema to manage and take control of the condition.


Living with

Henric is living with breast cancer-related lymphoedema in his left arm. His simple question “Why didn’t anyone tell me about lymphoedema before I swelled?” is what inspired Andrea to create this course to help educate others.


Living with

Carol has breast cancer-related lymphoedema of her left arm. Since developing the condition, she has been a part of several lymphoedema advocacy campaigns and cares for others via her local lymphoedema support group.


Living with

Avah is a young woman living with primary lymphoedema of her legs. As a champion hip hop and tap dancer, she wants to show other young adults and children with this condition that it doesn’t have to stop them achieving their dreams.


Mother of two
with lymphoedema

Mandy is Avah’s mum and cares for two young children with primary lymphoedema. She provides an insight into what it’s like to raise children with lymphoedema and is a proud advocate for lymphoedema awareness.


Living with

Leslie has primary lymphoedema that affects both of her legs. She has a son who is also living with primary lymphoedema and shares her story with us as part of CANmanage, to help others manage and live with this condition.


Living with

Ted is living with primary lymphoedema that affects both of his legs. He doesn’t let lymphoedema get in the way of being heavily involved with his local community or getting involved with projects that help others living with lymphoedema.


Living with

Denis has phlebo-lymphoedema and diabetes which affects both legs. He shares his experience of lymphoedema treatments including feeling the “flood gates opening” when his lymphatic drainage started to work.

What’s included in CANmanage?

CANmanage provides you with the most up to date, evidence-based research, information, education and treatment options to help you manage your lymphoedema.

For $37 AUD plus GST, you get 12 months’ access to over 100 short videos which include education and information on…

  • What lymphoedema is
  • How the lymphatic system works
  • How lymphoedema is assessed and treated
  • The latest advances in lymphoedema research
  • What to avoid when you are living with lymphoedema
  • How to use compression garments correctly
  • Evidence-based treatment options for lymphoedema
  • The right questions to ask your doctor about lymphoedema
  • How to choose the right lymphoedema therapist
  • Tips and insights from real-life people living with lymphoedema

CANmanage also includes…

$150 compression garment voucher

Compression is one of the most safe and effective, evidence-based treatments for all kinds of lymphoedema. We’re proud to partner with Sigvaris to offer a $150 AUD voucher to spend on compression garments.

Flinders Foundation contribution

Your decision to purchase CANdetect will help care for yourself – and others – as a portion of every CANdetect sale goes to the Flinders Foundation charity – an organisation dedicated to medical research and patient care.

30 day money back guarantee

We believe in the quality and content of our CANdetect course, which is why the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema is happy to offer a full 30 day money back guarantee if you are unhappy with the course. Conditions apply.

Still have questions about CANmanage?

How long will I have access to CANmanage?

You will have 12 months to access CANmanage’s online resources after purchase. At the end of your 12 month period, your course access will automatically expire.

Is CANmanage easy to access?

Yes, CANmanage is easy to access. You can access the course from any web browser, including on your mobile phone. The course is hosted by a learning management system used by tens of thousands of learners of all ages and abilities.

Can I claim CANmanage back on Medicare or with my private health fund?

Not at this stage. CANmanage does not count as ‘physiotherapy’ and it does not offer individual medical advice. As such, it cannot be claimed on Medicare or private health funds at this time.

Can I share CANmanage access?

No. Only one compression garment voucher is provided per person and both course access and voucher usage are tracked. Our learning management system allows us to see the IP addresses that are used to log into the course and when users have logged in. Sharing course passwords is strictly prohibited as part of our Terms and Conditions. 

How do I redeem my Sigvaris compression garment voucher?

The Sigvaris compression garment voucher needs to be redeemed at a Sigvaris outlet accompanied by a completed Sigvaris prescription form from your doctor, lymphoedema therapist or approved health professional. The prescription form can be downloaded from within the course and is easy to complete. If you have a health condition, such as arterial disease and/or diabetes, compression needs to be prescribed carefully, this process ensures your safety. Getting fitted for a compression garment can take 10-30 minutes depending on your needs. It is recommended you contact Sigvaris via phone or email to organise a fitting time.

What if I can't get to a Sigvaris outlet?

We understand it’s not always possible to get to a Sigvaris outlet. If this is the case for you, see your lymphoedema therapist or breast care nurse who can accurately measure you and complete your prescription form. Sigvaris may then offer an online consult and send your garments in the post.

If you are able to get to a Sigvaris outlet, we highly recommend it. The experience of being measured allows you to see and feel the fabrics before purchasing and become fully informed as to what you will be wearing and how to wear it. Compression garments should feel like a hug. They should not be uncomfortable or block off lymph fluid from moving. Poorly prescribed garments can do harm which is why we suggest taking the time and making caring for yourself part of a self-care shopping experience!

What are the terms for the Sigvaris compression garment voucher?

  • Your Sigvaris voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase of the CANmanage online course and proof of purchase of the course must be shown to redeem your voucher.
  • The Sigvaris voucher must be used in one single transaction only, with one voucher per person.
  • The voucher can be claimed on donning aids and accessories only with purchase of garments. If you decide to spend more than the value of the voucher, you will need to pay the difference.
  • Your Sigvaris voucher is not redeemable for cash.

Can I book in to see Professor Piller one on one?

Professor Piller works in South Australia as a researcher on the lymphatic system. The only way to access the knowledge Professor Piller shares with us is through the CANmanage course.

Can I book in to see Andrea one on one?

Yes. Andrea is a Titled Cancer and Lymphoedema Physiotherapist and is available for Telehealth appointments. Appointments cost $135 a session and can be booked here. These telehealth services are classed as “Physiotherapy services” please check with your health fund if they allow you to reimburse for telehealth services.