Lymphedema

  • Lymphedema Courses
    Several different lymphedema courses are required of those who enroll in a lymphedema certification program. Some of these courses cover basics, like general anatomy, while others address the specifi....
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
    Understanding Breast Cancer SurgeryBreast cancer surgery used to involve a procedure called a radical mastectomy. No matter what stage of cancer you had, mastectomy was the only option. Catching a c....
  • Lymphatic Massage
    Lymphatic massage is probably the single most effective means of helping those are suffering from lymphedema. Though it should be followed up with other kinds of lymphedema treatments, lymphatic mass....
  • Continuing Education For Physical Therapists
    The Importance of Continuing Education for Physical TherapistsThe continuing education for physical therapists in the treatment of lymphedema is so important to the well-being of the patient and his o....
  • Lymph Nodes
    The Importance of Lymph NodesLymph nodes, also known as lymph glands, are our bodies defense mechanisms against infection and illness. All antibodies, which ensure immunity against infectious disease....
  • Measurements For Lymphedema
    Taking Measurements for Lymphedema Compression GarmentsMeasurements for lymphedema are taken to get the most accurate fit when you are instructed to wear compression garments, such as stockings, sleev....
  • Treatment For Primary Lymphedema
    The Best Treatment for Primary LymphedemaTreatment for primary lymphedema involves Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy, the use of compression garments or bandages, meticulous skin....
  • Lymphedema Therapists
    Lymphedema therapists are few and far between but their numbers are quickly growing. Though lymphedema is still commonly neglected, more and more health care professionals and afflicted individuals a....
  • CVI
    Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)CVI, chronic venous insufficiency, is by far the most common cause of leg disorders. In chronic venous insufficiency, the return of blood from the legs is chronicall....
  • Primary Lymphedema
    Primary lymphedema is a condition that results from unknown causes or other vascular anomalies like lymphangioma, hemangioma, Klippel Trenaury and Port Wine Stain. Unlike secondary lymphedema, primar....