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 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