What You Didn’t Know About Compression Garments

Exam Question: A Class 1 (20-30 mmHg) compression sleeve gives a pressure of: A. 30 mmHg pressure distally and 20 mmHg proximally B. 20 mmHg distally and 30 mmHg proximally C. 20-30 mmHg somewhere along the garment D. 20 mmHg distally at the smallest circumference in the range listed for that point and 30 mmHg at the largest circumference How do graduated compression garments real...

Modern Day Compression Garments

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” Pablo Picasso Although my specialty is lymphedema therapy, my treatment philosophy has evolved to guide patients along a healing path so that each individual can actualize their health potential on multiple levels: certainly physical, but also emotional, spiritual, and energetic. That is I do not limit my view and interventions to...

Lymphedema Risk During Air Travel

If you have had lymph node surgery such as an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and/or radiation therapy as a part of your breast cancer treatment then you are at risk for breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). According to the National Cancer Institute, as many as 56% of women who undergo breast cancer surgery develop lymphedema within two years post-s...