We are dedicated to providing care that is accessible. For this reason, we are working on developing a live video conferencing service for those in areas that are not serviced by a lymphatic therapist or for those unable to attend the clinic for any reason. Catharine Burt RN, BScN, RMT, CDT is pioneering this innovative approach to care and will be able to hold workshops for groups as well as one-on-one consultations and education online. Keep checking for updates on the start date for this unique approach to care.
PATHWAYS IS HERE
The new Pathways magazine arrived at the clinic today. It is not on the Canadian Lymphedema Framework's archive list yet, but you can read many interesting articles at: https://canadalymph.ca/archives/
This edition of Pathways is particularly exciting in that it reaffirms the Swelling Solution's treatment ideology and talks about how the lymphatic system is much more important than we thought
Research and documents you may find helpful
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
This time we are looking at a study indicating that mastectomy surgery and/or radiation treatment can interfere with normal shoulder motion. This study included only a small amount of breast cancer survivors, but brings up some good points for further queries into the effects of treatment. It also stimulates us to find a professional to assess our shoulder function and prevent or correct any dysfunction.
NATIONAL LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK POSITION STATEMENTS
The National Lymphedema Network is dedicated to increasing awareness about lymphedema and the empowerment of those who have chronic swelling and lymphedema. Please take note of the following position statements. More can be found at