Lymphedema Resources

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I have been working with lymphedema patients for over a dozen years now. One of the questions I run into all the time is where to find more information and support for lymphedema. Through my research and training, I have begun to gather together some of these resources for you.

Let’s start out the New Year with some new knowledge and resources! We have just added a new page to our website, Lymphedema Resources. At The Compression Closet, we want our website to be more than just a place to purchase good quality compression garments for lymphedema. We want this to be a place to go to for information, resources and the latest in research about the lymphedema condition.

JUST THE BEGINNING

I hope that you find the information located on the Lymphedema Resource Center page both informative and helpful. I welcome any suggestions you might have for other resources, or information that you have been searching for but are unable to locate. Continually learning and researching I am always open to new suggestions to help those dealing with lymphatic disorders. This is just the beginning, I am currently looking at shoes, pumps and other support groups to include here.

Currently the page includes four of my favorite resources in the field of lymphedema and lymphatic disorders. Let me introduce you to them:

KAREN ASHFORTH MS, ORT, CLT-LANA

Karen AshforthKaren has been an occupational therapist for over 40 years, and has specialized in lymphedema for the last so years. She is a researcher and educator who has taught all over the world. She has just recently decreased her clinic time so that she can expand her private telehealth treatment and consultation practice. Check out her page to find out about:

  • Consultation and treatment for lymphedema,lipedema, and breast cancer recovery
  • Risk reduction education and treatment for lymphedema
  • Ergonomic assessment and consultation
  • Health and wellness consultation and treatment

LESLYN KEITH OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANALeslyn Keith OTD, CLT-LANA

Leslyn Keith is a certified lymphedema therapist and has a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on lymphedema and obesity. She is the author of two books and has published several articles about the efficacy of a ketogenic diet for lymphatic and fat disorders. Currently, Dr. Keith is Director of Research and Board President for The Lipedema Project and an instructor in lymphedema therapy for Klose Training. Check out Leslyn’s page to learn more about diet, obesity and lymphedema lifestyle solutions. Lesyn has just recently added a weight management course for individuals with lymphedema.

AMANDA SOBEYAmanda Sobey

Amanda has been battling lymphedema in her right leg since 2001. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, a Lymphie E-Coach and she specializes in helping others find their muscles. She provides online training from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have lymphedema, lipedema, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, obesity, previous injuries or want to simply get results, she would love to teach you how to easily and safely overcome your health struggles. Check out her page for information on fitness training, lymphedema & lipedema coaching, and nutrition.

NINJAS FIGHTING LYMPHEDEMA

Amy Rivera was born with lymphedema but was not properly diagnosed until her 30’s. She has a first hand experience of the challenges that come along with this disease and she is doing everything in her power to bring more awareness and to help and support her fellow lymphedema thrivers! She has just created a 21 Day Wellness Challenge which is an ongoing program to inspire, educate and encourage people about lymphedema. Are you looking for support and encouragement? Check out the Ninja’s 21 Day Wellness Challenge. The next Challenge begins this January.

STILL TO COME

Again, I want to emphasize that this is just the start of our Lymphedema Resource page and we will continually add new information and resources. What type of resources are you looking for? Do you have any suggestions? Questions? Ideas? I’m listening!

Disclaimer – This blog, Lymphedema Resources, is for general information purposes only. Furthermore, information contained in this blog is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a licensed healthcare professional for advice on your specific condition.

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  • Grace Barnes says:

    I am so excited to know there are local places and people that can help, and I plan to be actively involved in learning from these resources. I have been looking for a therapist that gives great lymphedema massages. I had the best one ever in Mexico two years ago but have not been successful in finding one here. Can you help me with that?
    Thank you,

    • Oh I’m so glad that these resources will be helpful to you! I will contact you and discuss therapist with you in your area. Thank you for your comments!

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