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Sat, 04 Nov|
IPT-HOPE | Physiotherapy in Patients with Lymphedema
Time & Location
04 Nov 2023, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
About the event
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Meeting ID: 872 9673 7876
Lymphedema develops as a result of interruption of the lymphatic system (e.g. trauma, cancer(treatment), infection) or genetic dysplasia or malfunctioning of the lymphatic system. Early detection and treatment is important to minimize health problems. As lymphedema is a chronic condition, it is important to minimize swelling, educate patients in self-management, and optimize muscle strength and cardiovascular capacity. Complex decongestive therapy is a specialized intervention. However, with cognition of pathology of lymphedema and best practices in treatment, a general physiotherapist can treat patients with lymphedema as well.
In this webinar entitled, “Physical therapy treatment in patients with lymphedema” we will discuss:
1. What is lymphedema, lymphedema as consequence of other diseases, and how to diagnose in a simple way.
2. Overview of the results of the worldwide survey on physiotherapy intervention in lymphedema; ISL consensus about CPT/CDT.
How to design exercises.