Live webinar: The power of compression therapy for leg ulcer management

The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of compression therapy so that we can increase use across the UK.

About the webinar

Legs Matter and the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) are pleased to invite healthcare professionals to a free of charge 1.5-hour introductory webinar about the recommendations, guidelines and practical circumstances for use of compression therapy in wound management. 

The webinar is held in connection with the Compression Therapy Campaign initiated by EWMA in collaboration with the Legs Matter coalition and other wound management societies across Europe. 

Who is it for?

The webinar is for health care professionals with limited specialization in wound management. The aim is to raise awareness the importance of this critical therapy so that we can increase use across the UK.


Participation in the webinar is free of charge.

Register here and receive your link to the live webinar

Certificate of attendance

EWMA will distribute a EWMA certificate of attendance to all who participated in a minimum of 70% of the webinar. 

More information / questions

If you have additional questions about this webinar, please email

For more information about the EWMA Compression Therapy Programme and resources, please visit visit


19.00-19.05  Welcome

19.05-19.15  Introduction: Why the EWMA awareness campaign for compression therapy

19.15-19.30  What we know about compression therapy: 

  • Evidence for use and impact 
  • Reasons for non-use and impact 
  • Legs Matter stories: Experience across the UK 
  • Podiatry, Diabetic foot

19.30-19.40 What exactly does compression do?

19.40-19.50  Compression dosage is to be understood, not feared

19.50-20.05  Making sense of compression products 

20.05-20.15  The EWMA and Legs Matter Campaign materials

20.15-20.30  Q&A

20.30  End of webinar 

Keynote Speakers

Alison Hopkins, CEO, Accelerate CIC

Alison Hopkins



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Jo Casey, Royal College of Podiatry

Joanne Casey

Podiatrist and Senior Research Assistant

University of Southampton

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Kate Williams, Trustee of the SoVT and Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield and Honorary Tissue Viability Nurse, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust

Kate Williams

Senior Lecturer - Tissue Viability and Honorary Tissue Viability Nurse

University of Huddersfield and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust

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Sarah Gardner, SoTV Chair and Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, Wound Matters

Sarah Gardner

Independent Tissue Viability Consultant

Wound Matters

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Dr Leanne Atkin PhD, MHSc, RGN, Vascular Nurse Consultant/Research Fellow, Mid Yorks NHS Trust/University of Huddersfield

Leanne Atkin

Vascular Nurse Consultant/Research Fellow

Mid Yorks NHS Trust/University of Huddersfield

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