Manual lymph drainage
is a specialized large-surface massage technique made up of a combination of round or oval, small or large, large area circular motions that move the skin without sliding over it which is designed to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow.
Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage
to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow.
In addition, the early physiotherapy group received manual lymph drainage
(a gentle massage technique to improve lymph circulation), massage of the scar, stretching exercises for the shoulder muscles, and active and active-assisted shoulder exercises, including proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation patterns without resistance.
Basic lymphedema therapy consists of Manual Lymph Drainage
and bandage/compression garment fitting.
The early physiotherapy group was treated by a physiotherapist with a physiotherapy programme including manual lymph drainage
, massage of scar tissue, and progressive, active and action-assisted shoulder exercises.
The most common physical therapy interventions for lymphedema include a combination of skin care, isotonic exercise, manual lymph drainage
, compression bandaging and intermittent compression therapy.
Early chapters cover the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lymphatic system, and later chapters explain manual lymph drainage
(the Vodder technique), complete decongestive therapy, and other treatment modalities.
Luckily hospice at home team leader, Kay Hill, had just begun to offer manual lymph drainage
, at Mary Ann Evans, and so Miranda was able to get herself referred on to her patient list.
Interventions for Lymphedema Recommended for Practice * Complete decongestive therapy * Compression bandaging * Infection treatment Likely to Be Effective * Maintaining optimal body weight * Manual lymph drainage
Benefits Balanced With Harms * Exercise * Prophylactic antibiotics for recurrent infections * Surgical intervention Effectiveness Not Established * Compression garments * Hyperbaric oxygen * Low-level laser therapy * Nanocrystalline silver dressing on lymphatic ulcers * Pneumatic compression pump * Simple lymphatic drainage with aromatherapy Not Recommended for Practice * Diuretics * Benzopyrenes Note.