So how does this help us reduce oedema in the breast and chest wall? When the Mobiderm 15mm x 15mm blocks are placed over the area of oedema on the breast or chest wall the shear effect of the Mobiderm starts to stimulate the lymphatics when compression is introduced through either:
When a patient walks into your clinic room for the first time, encouraging them to see the benefits of treatment for their lymphoedema can be a challenge. Whether patients have had long term lymphoedema or have developed it recently, directing them to an intervention of a bandaging sequence or purchasing Mobiderm Autofit Sleeve can be difficult, especially when they have not experienced the benefits of these products in their treatment.
As health practitioners we can add to the Quality of Life (QoL) of our patients firstly by asking the right questions, secondly by listening and thirdly, by intervening with the patient’s wishes foremost in our minds.
As a lymphoedema therapist I am often asked by patients “What about diet?” “Should I change my diet?” The first response I have is “Well, let’s talk about your nutrition then”. Immediately, I take the focus away from the word diet, which often has a negative connotation and replace it with the word nutrition.
We know from research that exercise helps lymph move through the lymphatic system. Exercise makes the muscles contract and pushes lymph through the lymph vessels
53 palliative care patients, it was discovered that patients could not only delineate between the aforementioned care constructs, but were also clear on their preference for compassion.
When most people think of a compression sock, a thick, dowdy, difficult to wear garment often comes to mind. Encouraging patients to wear compression can at times be one of the more difficult tasks of the practitioner’s day. Often I have patients say to me “Compression socks, I think my Grandma wears those