Unlike the heart in the blood circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have an active pump to propel lymphatic fluid back to the bloodstream. Effective lymph flow depends on sufficient muscle and joint activity, especially if the functionality of the lymphatic system is compromised.
The Deep Lymphatic System
Abdominal . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Abdominal Breathing Exercises in the Management of Lymphedema
Today I would like to share with you an article on aquatic exercises written by Mary Essert, B.A., ATRIC for this blog. Mary specializes in creation and delivery of water fitness and post rehab aquatic programs for individuals with disabilities and conditions such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Breast Cancer, lymphedema, post Polio Syndrome and . . . → Read More: The Benefit of Aquatic Exercise for Lymphedema
In this last part of the three-part series about exercises, I would like to address decongestive- and breathing exercises, which are an integral part in the treatment and management of lymphedema.
Unlike the heart in the blood circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have an active pump to propel lymphatic fluid back . . . → Read More: Decongestive and Breathing Exercises for Lymphedema