Video- The Psychosocial, Clinical and Dietary Impacts of Lipoedema

Kick off Lipedema Awareness Month 2020 with the founders of Lipedema Simplified, and The Lipedema Project. Dr. Catherine Seo is a world leader in psychosocial counseling in the field of lipoedema, and discusses psychosocial aspects of living with lipoedema. Dr. Matthew Carmody discusses differential diagnosis of lipoedema and obesity. Leslyn Keith, a lymphedema and lipoedema…

Video – COVID 19: A Leg Wound Crisis

We are pleased to present a webinar on leg wounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics included: • How has COVID-19 impacting my patient care?• Should we be looking at tools that assist in-home management?• Understand the pathophysiology of venous insufficiency and lymphedema• Why is edema management so important in wound care?• A case for the…

Video – Telemedicine and treating lymphedema patients at home

“Social distancing” and quarantine measures during the COVID-19 pandemic pose unique challenges for lymphedema therapists, as they may need to treat patients via telemedicine or telephone contacts. Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CLT-LANA, offers tips on how to use telemedicine to help new and current patients care for themselves at home when clinic visits are not…

Video – Maintaining a lymphedema self-care program at home

The COVID-19 situation has suspended clinic visits for many lymphedema patients who need them.  A good self-care lymphedema treatment program can help patients care for their lymphedema at home during this time of social distancing.  Self-care for lymphedema includes lymphatic breathing, exercise, and self-manual lymph drainage, which can be used together with Lympha Press® treatments…

Study in mice shows that MRSA infection causes long-lasting damage to lymphatic vessels

A study in mice shows that infection with the aggressive MRSA  bacteria (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) seems to cause persistent – perhaps permanent-   damage to  lymphatic vessels in the affected tissue.  This may explain why patients have frequent recurrences of cellulitis. The finding may also point the way to new treatments for cellulitis infections. In a report published…