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April 2012  


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"Early detection of lymphedema is crucial"

April 26th, 2012, via the Leader-Post news comes a very nice article we would like to share.

Since September, her arm has improved so she doesn't require a compression garment during the day, but wears a Reid Sleeve nightly...

To see the entire article follow the link below:
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This month's Noble Heart Fund recipient is shown below wearing a
full OptiFlow® RM leg with an OptiFlow® RM foot piece


The Noble Heart Fund is designed to help those in need with their night-time compression. When we find a patient who fits the criteria for the Noble Heart Fund, they are provided a night-time compression sleeve either free of cost or at a highly discounted price.

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Dear Kelly,

What is the protocol for water therapy for a lymphedema patient; whether upper or lower extremity? (asking for a patient of hers)


Dear Jane,

Peninsula BioMedical, Inc does not have a specific protocol to recommend in regards to water therapy, however there are several excellent sources for this information. While we can not recommend or endorse any specific program, we do encourage patients to discuss a therapy and exercise program that is appropriate for their specific case with their health care provider. Patient life style, health history and other current medical conditions all play a role in what is the best program for each patient.

Below is a link to an article that gives very specific information and instructions. The link leads to a PDF that can be printed and discussed between the patient and their health care giver. Most patients find that incorporating such a program into their maintenance proves beneficial.


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