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Swimming for the Lymphatic System

Swimming for the Lymphatic System

It’s no secret that exercise is a phenomenal way to support lymphatic movement. An increase in heart rate causes the arteries to stimulate the lymphatic vessels running alongside them, while the pumping of skeletal muscles massages the lymphatic vessels, resulting in...
Lymphedema

Lymphedema

March 6 is world Lymphedema Day and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share a little bit of information about the condition that affects about 1 million Canadians and approximately 140 million people worldwide. Lymphedema is characterized by chronic...
Compression and Air Travel

Compression and Air Travel

It’s the last Friday before the holidays and one of the busiest days to fly all year, if you are travelling to visit loved ones this weekend I wish you safe and smooth travels! Today felt like a good time to touch on the use of compression for air travel. Seasoned...
Lymphedema Prevention Tips

Lymphedema Prevention Tips

If you know that you are at risk of developing lymphedema, here is a list of helpful tips: Avoid injections and acupuncture needles in the affected limb Wear sunscreen! Especially on the affected area Wear Insect repellent! Take extra good care of any little nicks or...
Am I at risk of developing lymphedema?

Am I at risk of developing lymphedema?

Have you had lymph nodes removed or received radiation therapy? If the answer is yes to either question, then you are at risk of developing lymphedema. Unfortunately, once the lymphatic system has been compromised there is an ongoing risk that does not decrease with...