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Videos on Lymphedema and Its Treatment and Management

 

Below are a number of videos explaining primary and secondary  lymphedema and its treatment and management with complete decongestive therapy (CDT). Click on the image or description next to the image to view the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A session live stream broadcast recap (12/13/18) with Academy of Lymphatic Studies founder Joe Zuther to answer questions from patients and therapists on lymphedema management. (30 min.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incidence and Prevalence of Secondary Lymphedema (8 min.)
Topics: Secondary lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities, including causes, incidence (statistics male/female), lymphatic system, why secondary lymphedema develops, effects of lymphedema, various treatment options including goals of therapy, complications if lymphedema is not treated properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incidence and Prevalence of Primary Lymphedema (7 min.)
Topics: Primary lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities, including causes, incidence (statistics male/female), lymphatic system including malformations (hyperplasia, hypoplasia, aplasia), why primary lymphedema develops, effects of lymphedema, Milroy’s disease (pediatric lymphedema), Meige’s disease, lymphedema precox, lymphedema tarda, various treatment options including goals of therapy, complications if lymphedema is not treated properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Importance of the Treatment of Lymphedema (4 min.)
Topics: Why is it important to treat lymphedema as soon as possible, primary and secondary lymphedema, incidence of lymphedema, body areas where lymphedema can develop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treatment of Lymphedema with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) (5 min.)
Topics: Treatment of lymphedema with CDT, components of CDT (Manual Lymph Drainage, exercises, skin and nail care, compression therapy), explanation and benefits of CDT, goals and results of CDT, how certified lymphedema therapists (CLT’s) are trained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including the Treatment Phases of CDT (15 min.)
Topics: Explanation of the lymphatic system and why lymphedema develops, types of lymphedema, treatment options for lymphedema (compression pumps, CDT) and goals of treatment, explanation of the components of CDT, (Manual Lymph Drainage, exercises, skin and nail care, compression therapy), phases of treatment for lymphedema, self-management of lymphedema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveling with Lymphedema (11 min.)

Explanation of the possible complications individuals affected by lymphedema may encounter while traveling, and what can be done to avoid them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stages of Lymphedema (13 min.)

Discussion about how lymphedema  progresses through different stages, what changes typically happen to the tissues during that progression, and why it is important to treat lymphedema as soon as possible to avoid progression and to reverse any tissue changes with appropriate treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Differences between Edema and Lymphedema (10 min.)

Joachim (Joe) Zuther, the founder of the Academy of Lymphatic Studies talks about the differences between edema and lymphedema, including the effects on the lymphatic system and treatment. Why edema is a symptom, rather than a disease, contrary to lymphedema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosing for Complete Decongestive Therapy (10 min.)

Joachim  Zuther, the founder of the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, discusses the appropriate and necessary number of weekly treatment visits for Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in the Intensive Phase of treatment. CDT is performed in two phases, phase I is labeled as the Intensive Phase, phase II is known as the Self-Management/Improvement Phase of CDT.

 

1 comment to Videos on Lymphedema and Its Treatment and Management

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