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Navigating Life with Cancer-Related Lymphedema with Emilia Dewi

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Episode Summary

The lymphatic system tends to be undervalued, but removing toxins and waste from the body is vital to everyday life. Today, Emilia Dewi, a certified lymphedema specialist, is here to help us understand cancer-related lymphedema and how occupational therapy practitioners can help clients navigate the lifestyle changes that arise because of it.

Show Notes

Emilia and Sarah discuss:  

  • Why the lymphatic system is important to her
  • Long term effects of lymphedema 
  • Overview of lymphatic system
  • Glymphatic system 
  • Importance of sleep
  • Link between autoimmune system and lymphatic system
  • Dr. Perry Nicholson- Lymph Mojo Body Aquarium 
  • Cancer related lymphedema 
  • Changes due to cancer related lymphedema 
  • Cancer and Trauma
  • Lymphedema and lifestyle
  • Risk reduction practice
  • Change Readiness Theory 
  • Planting the seed
  • Allowing choice after cancer
  • John Barnes Myofascial Release
  • Her favorite manual therapy techniques
  • Kinesio Taping for lymphedema management 
  • Cording 
  • Lipedema 

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