Ready-Made Versus Custom Compression Sleeves

There are three factors to discuss when making a decision to use or recommend a ready-made arm sleeve versus a custom arm sleeve. LympheDIVAs likes to call these factors the three “Cs”: Compression, Compliance, and Cost. However, before the three C’s are reviewed, a common misconception about garment manufacturing needs to be addressed.Compression garments are manufactured using either a flat-knit...

Prognostic and Therapeutic Uncertainty in Lymphedema

The recent Lymphatic Research Symposium with Dr. Babak Mehrara brought to light a very difficult subject for both clinicians and patients: how to address the potential risks regarding onset and management of lymphedema. It is my belief that the answers aren’t as clear and simple as presented, and the data supporting various risk factors can be found on either side of the fence. Without strong Leve...

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...