Lymphoedema is estimated to affect between 54 and 98% of people with head and neck cancer. The good news is that improvements can be made in tissues, swelling, range of motion and pain from HNL with complex lymphoedema therapy. Read on to find out more.
With international borders open and air travel back in full swing (albeit a few staffing shortages and delays), now seems like an appropriate time to discuss air travel and lymphoedema. When we fly, there are factors that impact on how quickly or slowly lymph moves around the body. Because of this, it is important to have strategies you can use if you have or are at risk of developing lymphoedema and are planning to fly. [Read more]
Today I want to introduce one of my favourite therapy tools, the low level laser. Now you may be asking yourself, what would physiotherapists be doing with laser?? No, we have not branched out into the hair removal business nor are we leveling out our therapy room. I actually use this little beauty to assist in improving pain and scarring, to heal wounds, to reduce skin inflammation as well as to break down thickened tissues and even improve lymphoedema. [Read more]
Every March, lymphoedema is put in the spotlight to raise awareness and increase knowledge of management options for those at risk of and experiencing lymphoedema symptoms. This year’s theme, “Living well with Lymphoedema” fits well with our philosophy at Calm & Connection Physiotherapy. We believe that regardless of your condition, it is possible to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life if you have the right supports and guidance. [Read more]
Have you noticed that no matter what you do, your legs are always out of proportion to your waist. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise or diet, they just never seem to change. When you mention it to health professionals do you often get told you just need to try harder to lose weight? What may in fact be causing this is not lifestyle choices or not trying hard enough but a condition called lipoedema. [Read more]