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Articles posted in October, 2012

Research Supports Exercise Therapy for Treating Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

Exercise therapy is considered one of the pillars of Combined (or Complex) Decongestive Therapy, the gold-standard therapy for treating the chronic swelling condition known as lymphedema.  The working assumption among therapists has been that exercise therapy can act to decrease limb volume in combination with a decongestive therapy program.  Therapists…