Lymphedema, also known as lymphoedema and lymphatic edema, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system, which normally returns interstitial fluid to the bloodstream. The condition is most frequently a complication of cancer treatment or parasitic infections, but it can also be seen in a number of genetic disorders. Though incurable and progressive, a number of treatments can ameliorate symptoms. Tissues with lymphedema are at high risk of infection.
Lymphatic Flow By Cathy McNeely I have been a Physical Therapist since 1989. Being a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with a background in orthopedics/sports medicine, I am always searching for innovative therapeutic exercises and natural remedies to improve lymphatic flow and return in my patients with swelling. Complete Decongestive Therapy which involves Manual Lymph Drainage, use […]
Rehabilitation after amputation Loss of a limb produces a permanent disability that can impact a patient’s self-image, self-care, and mobility (movement). Rehabilitation of the patient with an amputation begins after surgery during the acute treatment phase. As the patient’s condition improves, a more extensive rehabilitation program is often started. The success of rehabilitation depends on […]
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Clearview Cancer Institute, East Room 3301 CCI Dr, Huntsville, AL 35805 Agenda: 8:00 Registration and Vendor Tables 9:00 Dr. Richard Richardson; Updates on Axillary Lymph Node Dissection 10:00 Dr. Beth Falkenberg; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) 11:00 Karen Allen Hislop, Updates on Compression for Lymphedema Objectives: Updates on Axillary Lymph Node […]