Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Cancer Patients

Radiation therapy is a common treatment option for various types of cancer.  These side effects may include fatigue, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. In this blog post, we will delve into the potential side effects of radiation therapy and how physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing these challenges. Radiation therapy…

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Unveiling the Power of Exercise for Lymphedema Management: Latest Research and Evidence-Based Benefits

Woman sitting on bed putting on night compression wrap on lymphedema affected leg

As a physical therapist, I understand the importance of exercise in promoting overall health and well-being. Being a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) I am committed to providing evidence-based lymphedema treatment to my lymphedema patients. In recent years, there has been growing interest and research in the role of exercise in managing lymphedema. Lymphedema is a…

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How to Lower Your Lymphedema Risk

4 individuals side-by-side with different stages of lymphedema swelling

Pay attention to your own body for early warning signs that could signal lymphedema risk: 1) Tingling feelings 2) Heavy achy feelings 3) Noticeable swelling 4) A lack of flexibility 5) Skin that holds a dent if you press it with a finger 6) Skin that feels stretched or tight.

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