Skin changes such as cracked heels. require attention to minimise risks of infection (eg cellulitis).
Embedded in our Clinic's philosophy is the goal to assist our clients with home management regimes such as:
teaching self lymph drainage
advice with appropriate exercises and return to gym programs
tips for skin and general limb care
correct regimes for garment wear and the appropriate use of garments for flight travel
referral if required onto other health professionals such as dieticians, and podiatrists who have experience with lymphoedema
correct bra wear (or other associated items of clothing) to avoid potential worsening of lymphoedema.
Johansson K, Piller NB (2007) Weight bearing exercises and it’s impact on arm lymphoedema J of Lymphoedema 2(1):15-22
Schmidtz KH et al (2009) Weight lifting in women with breast cancer related lymphoedema New England J of Medicine 361:664-673