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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization & Lymphedema

By Carmen Recupero / December 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization & Lymphedema

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a form of manual therapy that involves the use of specialized instruments to apply pressure to the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons, and fascia. IASTM is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition characterized by the accumulation of…

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Effects of Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

By Carmen Recupero / December 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Effects of Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and often debilitating side effect of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It is characterized by damage to the peripheral nerves, which can lead to a variety of symptoms such as tingling, numbness, pain, and weakness in the hands and feet. For many cancer patients, the frustration of dealing with…

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By Carmen Recupero / October 21, 2022 / Comments Off on

Lymphatic Vessels in the Brain?!! Lymphatic vessels in the brain and central nervous system, aka neuro-lymphatics, or glymphatics, are now found to be key to the our health and wellness. As a powerful player in removing amyloid beta proteins found to be increased in patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, post-concussive syndrome, ADHD, Autism and more. Find…

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Is MLD…Massage?

By Carmen Recupero / July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Is MLD…Massage?

As more and more massage therapists become certified to provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage to clients with swelling disorders, pain, post-op procedures and autoimmune dysfunction, more and more services available to the consumer claim to provide the beneficial ‘lymphatic massage’. The term ‘massage’ when referring to MLD has been a debated topic for many years. A…

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Adjustable Compression Wraps

By Carmen Recupero / July 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Adjustable Compression Wraps

In the world of compression for lymphatic disorders, what facilitates the “best outcomes” isn’t always our application of multilayer short stretch compression bandages. If that doesn’t work for our client “Anita”, then why would we insist on her utilizing it? Sure, some products are better than others, and it all depends on the client’s compliance,…

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Managing End of Life Lymphedema

By Carmen Recupero / March 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Managing End of Life Lymphedema

Edema at the end of life usually accompanies a terminal illness and can be very distressing to patients, their families, and health care professionals. However, adapted treatment within the palliative setting enables caregivers to provide relief from symptoms and permit the individual to live as actively and independently as possible until death. Presentation of Edema…

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Shoes and Lymphedema: How to make shopping less stressful.

By Carmen Recupero / October 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Shoes and Lymphedema: How to make shopping less stressful.

Lower Extremity(LE) Lymphedema is found primarily in women. Unfortunately, also primarily for women, are plenty of shoe choices that no longer work if you are a lymphie. Shoe shopping can be one of the most frustrating, anxiety-provoking, humiliating experiences if you are someone with LE Lymphedema. Especially if you, like me, struggle with the most…

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Lymphedema 101-A Patient Perspective

By Carmen Recupero / September 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Lymphedema 101-A Patient Perspective

Raise your hand if you’ve had this experience. You notice some swelling in your legs or arms, it’s not symmetrical, and your limb gets hard. You go to your primary care physician, and soon you think you are touring all of the specialists in your area trying to figure out what is wrong. Finally, probably…

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Learn how to fit your patients for stockings & pantyhose.

By Carmen Recupero / February 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Learn how to fit your patients for stockings & pantyhose.

Watch this video from to learn the proper ways to fit a patient for compression stockings and hose.      

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Introversion Is My Public Speaking Superpower

By Carmen Recupero / March 29, 2017 / Comments Off on Introversion Is My Public Speaking Superpower

One of the greatest misunderstandings of introverts is that we don’t like presenting in front of other people. Like shyness, fear of public speaking is another alleged trait of the introverted person. If I’m honest with myself, some of the worst speeches I’ve endured have been by people who love the attention but don’t deliver…

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