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Julie Stephens

My name is Julie Stephens and I am an independent MLD practitioner covering the whole of the North East of England, including Yorkshire, Durham, Tyneside, Newcastle, Northumberland and Darlington.  I have been working as an MLD therapist since 2006.

MLD training

I am trained in all four MLD techniques: Vodder, Leduc, Casley-Smith and Foeldi. Being able to use all four gives me the ability to tailor my MLD for each patient.

  • Vodder technique in Austria under Professor Hildegard Wittlinger, who was trained by Emil Vodder himself. The Wittlinger School trains therapists to hold true to the original MLD technique and sequences as set out by Dr Vodder in the 1930’s.
  • Foeldi technique at the Foeldi Klinik, Hinterzarten, where I studied advanced techniques of MLD and Bandaging with Guenter Klose. Guenter is the only Certified MLD/CDT Instructor actively teaching in the United States.
  • Leduc method of MLD with Jane Wigg of LeducUK at the Royal Marsden Specialist Cancer Hospital.
  • Casley-Smith MLD method at the Macmillan Lymphoedema Academy.
  • KT1, 2 and 3 training in kinesiotaping and specialised taping techniques which allow me to maintain treatment benefits to patients between MLD treatment sessions.
  • myofascial release techniques for post-mastectomy patients suffering from impingement or limited range of movement under by Willem Fourie.


MLD experience


Professional accreditation


I am fully insured through Balens Insurance Limited.